Video: Arizona State Awards Scholarships To 5 Walk-Ons, Including Chip Sarafin

We’ve had a ton of videos of coaches awarding walk-ons scholarships over the last few weeks, and they’re always great, but Arizona State really stepped it up today. The Sun Devils had five scholarships to give, and Todd Graham used them all to help out five dedicated players. The most notable is probably offensive lineman Chip Sarafin, who became the first openly gay active FBS...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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 message...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Student Section
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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:...
Via College Spun
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Arizona State Football Player Announces He’s Gay

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...
Via The Student Section
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via College Spun
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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