Football star Michael Sam appears to have several fans after attending an autograph signing with his teammates on Saturday.
Sam, who publicly came out last month, attended the signing of more than 300 fans at the Chesterfield Mall with his teammates, and according to ESPN, Sam was a bigger draw than the rest of his University of Missouri teammates.
"He has outsold them by at least a 2-1 margin," Ryan Houston, president of the St. Louis Card Company said.
Fans attending the event also had nice things to say about Sam during the event.
"We're extremely proud of Michael," Bobby Torgoley, a Missouri alumnus and St. Louis attorney said. "He is a pivotal player in changing the attitudes toward a group that was previously held down."
Sam reportedly signed an 11-by-14 inch photo and a Missouri Helmet for Torgoley.
A military veteran named Phil Carroll also attended the event where he gave Sam two interwoven bracelets with a dog tag attached which read, "Michael, You are loved, You are backed, You are strong, Never change."
"I wanted him to have a constant reminder of who he is and to not be affected by someone else's opinions," Carroll said.
Sam recently wrote a letter to his college at the University of Missouri where he revealed how grateful he is for all of the students' and administrators' support.
Check out the letter here.