Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams.
Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold.
Undeterred, the player who has not been picked up by any other NFL team, posted a message to social media.
'The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues.'
His boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, also showed his support for Sam by tweeted a picture of the couple together, wearing shirts from the University of Missouri, where they both attended college.