You can tack on some more hardware to Mizzou’s 2013 season.
The Tigers’ football team will share the SEC Sportsmanship Award with the Tennessee basketball team. Mizzou was recognized for how they supported and protected Michael Sam, who revealed to his teammates he was gay during August’s preseason camp.
Sam went on to lead the SEC with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss and became the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year. Sam was drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams.
The SEC Sportsmanship Award is chosen through a vote of the conference’s athletic directors.
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