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Former SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

Sam is headed north of the border.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year has found a landing spot.

Defensive end Michael Sam has signed a 2-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. Sam, 25, was a consensus All-American as a member of the Missouri Tigers, who won the 2014 Cotton Bowl and made an appearance in the 2013 SEC Championship Game on the back of Sam's superb season.

The Galveston, Texas native was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams and had a stop with the Dallas Cowboys as part of their practice squad before finding this spot in Quebec.

Sam made headlines in 2014 by becoming the first openly gay football player to be selected in the NFL Draft.