WATCH: Michael Sam Opens Up in Documentary

Michael Sam made history earlier this year as the first openly gay NFL player.

Now, football fans and inquiring minds will get an inside look at his rise to notoriety and subsequent fall from the league in Michael Sam, a documentary set to premiere on OWN.

In the 90-minute special, Sam discusses his imperfect childhood, his personal life, as well as his NFL career.

Afterward, media mogul Oprah Winfrey interviews the former University of Missouri star about his decision to come out and much more.

Michael Sam premieres Saturday, December 27 at 9 p.m. ET on OWN.