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Kansas State OT Scott Frantz Reveals He Is Gay

Kansas State offensive tackle Scott Frantz has revealed that he is gay.

In 2017, there will be two openly gay college football players playing at the FBS level. Scott Frantz, a sophomore offensive lineman for Kansas State who started all 13 games for the Wildcats last season, has revealed to ESPN that he is gay.

Frantz reportedly told his teammates back during his redshirt season in 2015, and later revealed his secret to coach Bill Snyder. Here's more, via ESPN:

"I came out to my teammates, and I've never felt so loved and so accepted ever in my life than when I did that," Frantz told ESPN's Holly Rowe on Wednesday. "And ever since then it's been great. I've grown so much closer to my teammates since. So it's been an amazing experience."

Frantz said that his teammates reacted positively to hearing the news.

"So the very first time I said those words were in front of, you know, 110, 120 football guys," Frantz said. "So you can imagine how scared I was, how nervous I was. ... This could go either really bad or could go really good. And thankfully my teammates embraced me with open arms, and it was great."

My-King Johnson, a freshman defensive end at Arizona, is the only other openly gay player at the FBS level this year.