Exactly the sort of player the Seahawks seem to find; they drafted his twin brother, Shaquill, out of UCF previous year.
Shaquill and Shaquem were team-mates at Central Florida, Shaquill only agreeing to commit to them if they would also take on his sibling.
His undeveloped left hand was amputated when he was four after the pain led him to try to cut off his own fingers.
But after countless accolades, including being the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Florida native was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. "And I'm going to keep proving people wrong because I have a lot of people to prove wrong - a lot of doubters".
Shaquem Griffin embraces his family during the 2018 Chic-fil-A Peach bowl in Atlanta, GA.
He enjoyed an outstanding American football career at the UCF, where he appeared in 39 games with 26 starts, amassing 175 tackles, 18.5 sacks two interceptions and 11 passes defended.
GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have now selected 86 players over their nine drafts together in Seattle.
"We're going to play him at the weak linebacker spot and see how that works out", Carroll said. "I'm extremely blessed", Shaquem said. He also bench pressed 225 pounds (100 kilograms) 20 times, using a prosthetic hand to complete the exercise. His twin brother, Shaquill, recognized the 425 area code that flashed on the screen and started charging after his brother.
Griffin starred at college level. The elation became even greater when he learned that he will reunite with his twin brother Shaquill and the Seattle Seahawks.
I get that Shaquem only has one hand, but he's proven he can be be an fantastic player despite his disability.
"I made sure I kept his name fresh in that building", said Shaquill, who was at the draft.
"It was tough seeing all the guys picked in front of me", Shaquem Griffin told ESPN in an interview after his selection, a moment he shared with his brother.
In the only trade the Seahawks made Saturday, Seattle gave a seventh-round (248) pick to Denver to move up from 156 to 149 and take punter Michael Dickson of Texas, the Ray Guy Award victor in 2017.
Dallas figures to be an advantageous situation of him, as nothing is set in stone with the receiving depth chart at this point. All told, he had a career-low 13 receptions for 47 yards to complement 59 carries for 270 yards and a touchdown.
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Fedor earned his first knockout victory since a 2012 stoppage over Pedro Rizzo and his first victory under the Bellator banner. Fedor signed with the fight league Affliction Entertainment, an organization that was partially owned by Trump, in 2008.
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The window is now open Friday for James to eliminate the Pacers for the fifth time in the past seven seasons. And by play, we mean just give James the ball and see what happens. "We talk about it tonight".
The lion's share of the automaker's quarterly profit was driven by high-margin pickup trucks and SUVs in North America. The company recorded a 7% increase in revenue and a 9% increase in net income to $1.7bn in the first quarter.
McMillan suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first exhibition game previous year but is expected to start in 2018. Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki could also fill a prominent hole in the offense and be a big time contributor.
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Jackson First Tiger Taken in NFL Draft After Guice Slips
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