Submitted on Friday, 11/22/2019, at 3:49 PM

WGBY’s program Connecting Point recently devoted a segment to the experience of Avery Saffold ’20, captain of the Amherst Mammoths football team, who came out in the spring.

“Gay and bisexual players have only recently started coming out within the last five years. This season, there are seven out players on rosters across the US,” the program noted.

Saffold joined the ranks of the out athletes after penning an open letter to Outsports.

“I wasn’t worried at all about how our team would respond,” E.J. Mills, head football coach, told Connecting Point’s Ross Lippman in the segment. The piece featured interviews with Saffold and his mother, Rhonda Brown.