Willamette University football kicker Conner Mertens came out publicly as bisexual on Tuesday. He was welcomed warmly by his entire team and coaching staff. While it seems impossible that it took until 2014, he is the first active college football player to come out publicly as either gay or bisexual.

He joined Outsports' Cyd Zeigler to talk about his coming out, playing football and his faith. Wade Davis from the You Can Play project, who was with the team when most of them first learned that Conner is bisexual, joined us.

Here's our discussion: