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Scott Frantz, NFL Draft prospect, comes out as gay

Frantz came out to his teammates in 2015, saying it only brought them closer together

Scott Frantz, Photo: ESPN

“I came out to my teammates, and I’ve never felt so loved and so accepted ever in my life than when I did that.”

Scott Frantz, offensive tackle for Kansas State, coming out publicly in an interview with ESPN. Frantz spoke about coming out to coaching staff and his teammates, saying: “[E]ver since then it’s been great. I’ve grown so much closer to my teammates since then.”

Frantz told his teammates during the 2015 season, after head coach Bill Snyder brought a motivational speaker who urged the players to reveal details about themselves.

“The very first time I said those words were in front of, you know, 110, 120 football guys,” Frantz said. “So you can imagine how scared I was, how nervous I was…. And thankfully my teammates embraced me with open arms, and it was great.”

When he came out to Snyder, Frantz said the response was refreshingly simple: “No big deal.”

Watch the full interview below:

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Rhuaridh Marr is Metro Weekly's managing editor. He can be reached at rmarr@metroweekly.com.