At a press conference on Saturday, Michael Sam said he wishes the press would focus on “Michael Sam the football player” and not his sexual orientation.

The 24-year-old Sam is among the 335 NFL prospects participating in the league's Scouting Combine this week.

In interviews with ESPN and The New York Times earlier this month, Sam announced that he's gay. If drafted, Sam would become the NFL's first openly gay player.

“I wish you guys would see me as Michael Sam the football player,” Sam said during Saturday's presser at Lucas Oil Stadium. “Instead of Michael Sam the gay football player.”

Sam added that he had received a lot of support following his announcement. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)