Princeton football player tells website he is gay

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — One of college football's oldest programs has its first openly gay player.

Princeton offensive lineman Mason Darrow tells he is gay. Darrow, of Lake Barrington, Illinois, says everything has gone well at home and school since he came out to his teammates and coaches.

Darrow says he wants "to show people you can be gay and play Division I football." He tells the website "If that's going to help some sophomore in Arizona come out to his teammates and be comfortable in himself, that's the reason I'm doing it."

Darrow is believed to be the only openly gay player in major college football right now. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior is expected to play in the Tigers' opener Saturday at Lafayette.