Found August 13, 2014 on The Student Section:
Arizona State offensive tackle Chip Sarafin announced publicly today that he’s gay in an article published in’s Compete magazine. Per @outsports, an Arizona State lineman has come out as the first gay player who is active in major college football — Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) August 13, 2014 He’s believed to to be the first openly gay athlete in college football. Regardless of how you feel on the issue, I strongly encourage you to read the article to learn more about Sarafin’s story. We’ll have more on this tomorrow at The Student Section.

Arizona State OL comes out, is first openly gay D1 player

Twitter/@RobSchumacher1 This spring, former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam broke down a huge barrier in sports, becoming the first openly gay football player ahead of the NFL Draft Combine. Now, Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward “Chip” Sarafin is following in Sam’s footsteps, and this season, will be the first openly gay active player in college football...

Arizona State Lineman Ed Sarafin announces that he is gay

In an interview with Compete Magazine, Arizona State OL Edward “Chip” Sarafin announced that he is gay.  In the story, Sarafin says that he actually In the story the 6-foot 6, 320 pound lineman says that he came out to his teammates last spring but decided to make it public.  Chip added, “it was really personal for me and it benefited my peace of mind greatly.” Coach Todd...

Michael Sam’s Encouraging Words To Edward “Chip” Sarafin, The First Openly Gay Division-1 Football Player

Michael Sam made national headlines when he became the first openly gay football player to enter the NFL draft so it’s of little surprise that he was quick to offer his words of encouragement to Arizona State offensive lineman Edward “Chip” Sarafin – who came out on Wednesday as the first openly gay Division-1 college football player. Congratulations Chip Sarafin for having...

Arizona State OL Chip Sarafin comes out as gay

Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin publicly came out as gay in a magazine article published this month. Sarafin, who is a redshirt senior and originally walked on to the Sun Devils football team, told Phoenix-based Compete magazine that he came out to his teammates last spring. “It was really personal for me and it […]

ASU’s Chip Sarafin Becomes First Active Gay College Football Player

In an interview sith Complete, Arizona State fifth-year senior walk-on offensive lineman Chip Sarafin announced that he was gay-which makes him the first active gay college football players. Sarafin announced to his teammates last spring. ”It was really personal to me, and it benefitted my peace of mind greatly.” Sarafin says that he told his […] The post ASU’s Chip Sarafin...

ASU’s Chip Sarafin Comes Out As First Openly Gay Active D-I Football Player

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out. A fifth-year senior, Sarafin told Phoenix-based Compete, a magazine for gay sports, that he began telling teammates about his sexual orientation last spring. “It was really personal to me, and it benefited my peace...

The Man Who Helped Chip Sarafin

Michael Sam had already played his last down of college football when he publicly announced he was gay. Chip Sarafin of Arizona State has made yet another piece of history in American sports by becoming (what appears to be) the first openly gay college football player we know of. The story, in Compete magazine, is not a long one. It’s not a wrenching or overwhelming account. It’s...

Michael Sam Tweets Support For Arizona State’s Chip Sarafin

Earlier Wednesday, Arizona State walk-on lineman Edward “Chip” Sarafin revealed, via a profile by Compete Magazine, that he is gay. It didn’t take long for St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, who came out this past February, to take to social media to show his support for Sarafin, who will soon become the first openly gay active college football player. Check it out:...

Edward “Chip” Safarian Makes His Announcement

Arizona State Sun Devil center Edward “Chip” Sarafin announced he is a homosexual according to multiple reports including Chantal Jennings of ESPN. So what. Why do we continue to make an issue of people’s sexuality in sports? It has no bearing on a player’s ability between the lines if they are in a relationship with someone of the same gender or the opposite gender. Safarian...

Gay ASU lineman comes out with a message: Be who you are

CAMP TONTOZONA, Ariz. -- When Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin decided to come out as gay publicly in a magazine article, he didn't expect his news would become a national headline, nor did he hope it would. But with Sarafin becoming major college football's first active openly gay player, the story blew up, and now that it has Sarafin hopes his story sends a...

Sun Devils Sarafin Comes Out: Just How Big A Deal Is This Now...???

((HT: Sarafin has been a part of the Arizona State football program for the last four seasons as a non-scholarship offensive lineman. And in an article released today in Tempe, Arizona-based Compete magazine Sarafin told writer Joshua Wyrick that he is gay.Serafin told Wyrick that he started telling his teammates that he's gay back in the spring. The...

Arizona State lineman Chip Sarafin comes out as gay

Arizona State senior offensive lineman Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, the school's athletic department confirmed after it was reported on Wednesday through a local magazine for gay sports. He became the first active college football player to come out to the public, and followed in the footsteps of St. Louis Rams linebacker Michael Sam, who came out publicly...

ASU player gets plenty of support after coming out

CAMP TONTOZONA, Ariz. (AP) Chip Sarafin watched the others before him break down the barriers, athletes like Jason Collins and Michael Sam who let the world know they were gay. The Arizona State offensive lineman had already told his teammates and coaches long before, without causing so much as a ripple. But when Sarafin finally took his turn to pass through the door, he was a little...
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