23 Apr 2013
Hey, it's "is the NFL ready for a gay player" article No. 52,617. Only this time, it's about a specific guy: Alan Gandreau, who kicked for Middle Tennessee State from 2009-2012. At first maybe you're thinking "oh, not another publicity stunt." But this is not like that "first woman to kick at a regional combine" story, which was a joke, just a ridiculous waste of time. This guy is an actual kicker from an actual Division I school who was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award as a junior. And while Middle Tennessee State may not sound like an NFL factory, that wasn't a problem for Adam Vinatieri of South Dakota State, Bill Cundiff from Drake, or Greg Zuerlein from Missouri Western State.
So good luck to him. Even if there aren't many jobs open, every team needs an extra kicker for camp, so you can get your foot in the door. How's the gay community in Green Bay? Because last year, the kicker community in Green Bay was kind of terrible.
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