Michael Sam says he's excited to be playing in the NFL.

Two weeks ago, the 24-year-old All-American defensive end from Missouri signed a 4-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, making Sam the NFL's first openly gay player.

Sam was in Cleveland, Ohio to participate in a PLAY 60 youth clinic, where he was asked by reporters about his experience in the league.

“It's very positive. It's very fun,” Sam said. “I'm excited to be playing for the Rams. I'm excited to be in the NFL.”

St. Louis Rams guard Greg Robinson said Sam has the respect of his teammates.

“You don't see anyone not talking to him or against him,” Robinson said. “They look at him as a football player.”

“He's just another guy in the locker room. He's really cool once you get to know him and I feel like he has a great story behind him,” he added.

Sam said he was being treated “like a rookie.”