The benchmark with Willamette University kicker Conner Mertens is that he's the first college football player to come out while stile actively playing in college.

Willamette is here in Salem. It's NCAA Division III and the team was nationally ranked this last season.

Kinja's still being a jerk on my computer, so here's a link: http://www.outsports.com/2014/1/28/5348…