GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- An inspirational NFL player shared his story with Colorado Mesa University students Wednesday in honor of Bisexual Awareness Week.
Defensive End RK Russell stood in front of hundreds of students talking about his experience in the NFL and his struggle with his sexuality. Russell identifies as bisexual and is currently the only openly LGBTQ player in the NFL.
"Truth will blossom and open up in you when you feel safe and comfortable enough to embrace that. There are literal millions and millions of people waiting to celebrate you and waiting to welcome you. Life will get better under the light of truth in your own time," said RK Russell, NFL player.
Russell is also a writer. Earlier this year, he published a collection of poems based on his life experiences and struggles.