WATCH: Out NFL Hopeful Alan Gendreau Says He Just Wants To Play Ball

The watershed moment we’d hoped for failed to materialize. Earlier this week former Middle Tennessee State kicker Alan Gendreau revealed his hope to become the first player to enter the NFL  as gay. While he wasn’t selected during the three-day-long draft which ended Saturday, the 23-year-old and his many admirers remain optimistic about his future.

“There’s always pressure being the first anything, but at the end of the day it’s about football and winning games,” Gendreau told ABC in an interview last Friday.