One-Handed Prospect Impresses At NFL Combine

Shaquem Griffin

Shaquem Griffin

Shaquem Griffin is one of the most phenomenal stories to come through the football world in quite some time. Once there, he did nothing but turn heads and drop jaws.

After having his hand amputated at age 4 because of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital condition, not many could have predicted that Griffin would play football, let alone college football.

He will go through his on-field workout with the rest of the linebackers at the combine Sunday.

That includes the Jets, who informally met with Griffin, according to

The linebacker out of Central Florida, a day after impressing both himself and National Football League teams by pumping 20 reps on the bench press at 225 pounds - with a prosthetic hand - ran the fastest time of the day in the 40-yard dash. It was the fastest time for a linebacker going back to 2006, the first year ESPN Stats & Information began documenting 40 times at the combine.

Seahawks' cornerback and four-time Pro Bowler Richard Sherman tweeted that if Griffin "doesn't get drafted in the first two days the system is broken".

Shaquem Griffin's not concerned about his skills because he's proven that he can tackle and sack with precision, earning the title as the 2016 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

After dealing with multiple setbacks his entire life, Griffin knows what to expect during this process.

But now the one-handed linebacker out of the University of Central Florida has etched his name into combine history with an incredible display of athleticism and determination.

"Whatever you need help at, I can play it. There's going to be a lot more doubters saying what I can't do, and I'm ready to prove them wrong". You can't set limits on what you can do, whether you have two hands or 30 hands. Sanders said after they got off the call he was going to give Griffin his personal number, and urged him to call if he wanted to talk about anything, or get some advice. Regardless of what happens in the draft, he's already done that.

Now, some are projecting Griffin to be a mid-round pick in April's NFL Draft. Fans will be eager to see which team makes his dream come true.

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