WATCH: Michael Sam Makes Tackle in NFL Debut

Michael Sam tackle, Khiry Robinson

Michael Sam brings down Khiry Robinson for his first career NFL tackle. (Getty)

It wasn’t a surprise, but it was a historic moment nevertheless: Michael Sam entered the St. Louis Rams’ preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Friday night at defensive end, becoming the first openly gay player to play in an NFL game.

He made an impact shortly after with his first career tackle when he brought down the Saints’ Khiry Robinson.

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