Alan Gendreau could become the National Football League's (NFL) first openly gay player.

Gendreau, a 23-year-old kicker who scored 295 points during his college career playing for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, is the first openly gay player to enter the NFL draft, the league's annual college recruitment event taking place this week in New York.

Gendreau came out gay at the age of 15 and is a devout Christian.

“My personal belief is that God made me this way,” Gendreau told ABC News. “And I didn't choose it.”

“He defines himself as a good man, a Christian, an athlete,” said Howard Bragman, who is representing Gendreau. “He has a lot of ways he defines himself. He's a well-rounded guy who happens to be gay.”

“If someone were to come out, they'd make millions. They [have] always said if someone came out, it would be disruptive. A week before the Super Bowl, the story was that homophobia was what was being disruptive,” Bragman added, a reference to comments made by San Francisco 49ers player Chris Culliver.

Culliver offered a quick apology and vowed to mend his ways after he said that gay players “gotta get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff” in a radio interview.

(Related: 49ers Chris Culliver to work with Trevor Project after anti-gay comments.)

On Thursday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league would welcome an openly gay player.

“We'd be incredibly supportive of this,” Goodell said on ESPN radio. “And not just to the point of tolerance but to the point of acceptance.”