Michael Sam joining ‘Dancing with The Stars’

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Michael Sam will be exchanging his football cleats for dancing shoes. ABC News announced that he will compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars.” Sam, a standout for the Mizzou football team, became the first openly gay football player drafted in the NFL last year.

Sam announced his excitement on Facebook. However, he made it clear that football remains his number one priority. Professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd will be his partner.

Dancing With the Stars is set to air on March 16th for its 20th season.

For more information visit abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars.

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