Shaquem Griffin Becomes The NFL's First One-Handed Player

Emotional moment one-handed NFL linebacker Shaquem Griffin hears he'll be drafted by the Seattle Seahawks to play with his twin brother Shaquill

Shaquem Griffin drafted by Seahawks

The most intriguing story of this year's National Football League draft ended in tears of joy, as Shaquem Griffin, whose hand was amputated when he was a child, joined his twin brother Shaquill at the Seattle Seahawks.

His hand was amputated when he was four years old due to a painful condition that meant the fingers of his left hand had not fully developed.

Griffin will be reunited with his brother Shaquill, who was a third-round pick of the Seahawks in 2017 and became a starter in his rookie season.

"I don´t want to be a guy who´s just a feel-good story", Griffin told the U.S. media at the draft.

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"We're going to play him at the weak linebacker spot and see how that works out, to give him a chance to run and chase the football, which he is really adept at doing, " Carroll said. "But I knew how it was going to go. I'm going to contribute the best way possible".

Griffin was in attendance for the first day of the draft on Thursday, but he was at home with his family when he received the call from the Seahawks informing him of the pick.

I don't know if I agree that Shaquem should have been drafted in the first round, but he certainly should have been taken ahead of Callaway - hands down!. "He is as fast as you can get as a linebacker", Carroll said. "I'm extremely blessed", Shaquem said.

"My brother kind of tackled me with my cellphone, saying 'Answer it, answer it!,' " Shaquem said. I just couldn't hold it. "Magical stuff started happening", Shaquem said. It's unexplainable, the emotions, everything that was going through my mind.

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In fact it was his brother who got to tell Griffin that the Seahawks were calling - and in a way only family members could pull off.

Griffin starred at UCF and was named as the team's outstanding defender in their unbeaten 2016 season.

But after countless accolades, including being the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Florida native was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. He also had 20 bench press reps of 225 pounds while using a prosthetic device. "I am so excited for him and his dream coming true". I haven't seen anything I couldn't do.

Schneider was asked if the Seahawks felt any pressure to draft Griffin knowing how many fans wanted it to happen. "Even though I've been doubted so long, it was always triggered in me to just do it and to prove all of them wrong".

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