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Kansas State OT Scott Frantz Tweets Message To Fans After Coming Out

Scott Frantz took to Twitter last night after ESPN ran a SportsCenter piece in which he revealed that he is gay.

The Kansas State starting left tackle came out to his teammates during his redshirt year in 2015, and later to head coach Bill Snyder.

He says the response from his teammates has been great, and yesterday, he took the big step to make it public, by way of an interview with Holly Rowe on the morning SportsCenter.

Frantz started all 13 games for Kansas State as a redshirt freshman last year, earning Big 12 All-Freshman team honors.

Last night, after the news made its way around the sports world, Frantz tweeted that he made the news public in order to "reach out to people who feel like they can't be who they are."

As of now, Frantz is set to be one of two openly gay FBS football players this coming season. Arizona freshman My-King Johnson came out publicly in February. He told the Arizona coaching staff during the recruiting process.

Congratulations to Frantz. It's good to hear that the response has been so positive.