When Seattle Seahawks linebacker, Shaquem Griffin was four, his left hand was amputated due to a pre-natal condition. But he nevertheless grew up to excel at high school in track, football and baseball before winning an athletics scholarship to the University of Central Florida.
Shaquem drew attention during the 2018 scouting season when he bench pressed 225lb twenty times using a prosthetic hand, followed by recording a time of 4.38 seconds in the 40 yard dash.
In 2018 the Seahawks, who drafted his twin Shaquill in 2017, chose Shaquem in the fifth round making him the first one handed player ever selected in NFL entry draft.
We’re proud to have Shaquem as our second Seahawks player his year to support the Small Steps Project with his generous donation of blue and neon green Nike cleats in a US size 11.