Zach Nitsche ’14

Esera Tuaolo, Atlanta Falcons and other NFL teams

“Being True to Yourself”

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 2:20 p.m.


A closeted gay Samoan immigrant with a talent for football, Esera Tuaolo graduated from Oregon State University where he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. He went on to play as a defensive lineman for four other NFL teams including the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII. He is the author of Alone in the Trenches, and he is now raising a twin son and daughter with his partner while pursuing a career in acting and singing.