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Dave Kopay

Dave KopayAKA David Kopay

Born: 28-Jun-1942
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Dave Kopay Story

NFL running back, 1964-72. The first professional athlete to "come out of the closet" in a 1975 article written by reporter Lynn Rosellini, and with his best-selling 1977 autobiography The Dave Kopay Story. After this was published he says he found it very difficult to obtain any kind of work coaching in the NFL, but it should be noted that this type of work is difficult to obtain in general. Kopay remains a gay-rights activist, giving frequent interviews.

Slept with: Jerry Smith (Redskins tight end, d. 1987 AIDS)

    High School: Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, CA
    University: University of Washington (1961-)

    San Francisco 49ers 1964-67
    Detroit Lions 1968
    Washington Redskins 1969-70
    New Orleans Saints 1971
    Green Bay Packers 1972

    Tru Loved (28-Feb-2008) · Himself

Appears in articles:
The Advocate, 10-Mar-1976, DETAILS: Dave Kopay: An Interview, BYLINE: Robert I. McQueen

Author of books:
The David Kopay Story: An Extraordinary Self-Revelation (1977, memoir)

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