Former Cowboys Linebacker To Become First NFL Player To Enter Into Same-Sex Marriage

William Davis | Contributor

A former Dallas Cowboys linebacker is reportedly set to become the first NFL player to enter into a same-sex marriage.

Former NFL star Jeff Rohrer will marry partner Joshua Ross after dating for roughly two years, according to The New York Times. The 59 year-old Rohrer spent eight seasons with the Cowboys, playing 83 games under legendary coach Tom Landry, before being released after Jerry Jones bought the team and cleaned house. Rohrer graduated from Yale, and made the All-Ivy League team following his senior season. (RELATED: Former NFL Player Arrested For Bringing Sword To Youth Basketball)

1988: Head coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys watches from the sideline during a game in the 1988 season. Tom Landry coached the Cowboys from 1960 to 1988, leading them to two Super Bowl victories. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Rohrer now works as executive producer at Mrs. Bond, a content production company located in Los Angeles, Calif.

Rohrer was married to a woman during his playing days, but publicly decided to switch teams following his retirement.

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