Michael Sam turns 25 years old today.
It was almost a year ago that Sam turned the sports world upside down by letting the public know that he's gay. His 25th year was a whirlwind as seemingly every week there was a new twist or turn to his story.
Sam celebrated his birthday in Europe with his boyfriend, Vito Camisanno. They made a lengthy stop in Spain before spending Sam's birthday in Italy.
Happy birthday, Michael! We hope your next 52 weeks are as powerful as the last. We can't wait to see you back on the field!
Happy birthday, @MichaelSamNFL. You changed the game.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 7, 2015
Happy birthday Michael Sam! I'm boycotting the NFL until you get picked up.— DJ Robyn Banks (@djrobynbanks) January 7, 2015