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Michael Sam to wear No. 96

Updated: May 13, 2014, 6:32 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The St. Louis Rams have assigned uniform No. 96 to seventh-round draft pick Michael Sam.

The team made the announcement at a Tuesday afternoon news conference, when the Rams also held media access to the 11 players they took in last week's draft.

On Monday, the NFL released sales figures of its best-selling rookie jerseys over draft weekend, and those of Sam -- the first openly gay player to be selected -- sold better than any other jersey except those of Johnny Manziel.

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