Chapman University defensive end Mitch Eby came out to his team and then publicly last March, weeks after Michael Sam share his story with the world. Now he's made a documentary film on the 2014 season of his football team, which won its conference and made it to the Div. III NCAA playoff.
The hourlong film chronicles the games and players along the team's journey. All of the key cast members from the team sit down to talk about their experiences with the football program.
Interestingly, Eby did not include anything about his coming out or being gay in the film. For him, being gay is just a tiny piece of his identity as a football player. For the team, it was totally irrelevant. The players and coaches embraced him just as they did before he came out. Interesting and fitting that it wasn't included in his project.
Eby will graduate this spring and is looking for a career in sports media. He has a particular interest in radio and has been working in sports media at Chapman. You can find Eby on Twitter @Mitch_Eby.