Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have written and filed an amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage in California.
For the Ravens' do-anything athlete James Ihedigbo, the key to success on and off the field has been a willingness to prepare for anything and never let up on the hard work.
From Victor Cruz to Swin Cash and Chris Kluwe, athletes haven't been shy with sharing and hearing others' political views this election season.
Players coming out or supporting gay marriage are becoming active topics of discussion in the NFL, showing a shift in attitudes. All agree it would take courage to be openly gay.