Shaquem Griffin made history on Saturday by becoming the first player in the modern era with one hand to be selected in the NFL Draft. The Seattle Seahawks made the historic decision by picking the Central Florida linebacker in the fifth round with the 141st overall pick. Griffin will play side by side with his twin brother Shaquill Griffin who was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Griffin stated that this draft pick “was literally like a dream.” Continuing he said he “couldn’t ask for anything in the world than to be with my brother.”
At just four years old Shaquem left hand was amputated because of complications from “amniotic band syndrome, a prenatal condition that caused the hand to be underdeveloped.”