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VATICAN CITY – Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, got engaged to boyfriend Vito Cammisano last week while on vacation in Italy.

Popular entertainment and gossip site TMZ mentioned the news on January 8, but Michael Sam kept silent on social media until January 16, when he tweeted out the following photo:

Sam popped the question atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Sam, the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. He was cut before the start of the 2014-15 season. The Cowboys signed Sam to their practice squad, but waived him in October.