Orders for the jersey of the NFL’s first openly-gay player topped those for No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney this weekend, according to the NFL.
Michael Sam’s St. Louis Rams jersey was the second-best selling jersey on NFL.com, trailing only Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. Sam was selected in the seventh-round of the draft with the 249th overall choice.
“This is unprecedented for a Day 3 pick, let alone a seventh round pick, to crack the top five rookies sold following Draft weekend,” NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter told Outsports.com.