Shaquem Griffin drafted to the Seattle Seahawks

Marilyn Napier

Marilyn Napier

Andrew Dursi, Sports Editor

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After three days, the NFL draft is finally complete. Records have been broken, history has been made and the dreams of over 250 prospects has come true. Of these prospects, one specifically has captured the hearts of America as he was drafted with the fourth pick in the fifth round (141 overall). Shaquem Griffin from the University of Central Florida will be joining his twin brother on the Seattle Seahawks.

Griffin is not the average football player. A birth defect cost him his left hand when he was just four years old. Despite this setback, he continued to strive for greatness and never let it hold him back in his athletic career. He contributed to the UCF Knights undefeated 2017 season and declared for the draft shortly after.

Now that Griffin has been drafted, he is the first one-handed player in the NFL. His three interceptions and four forced fumbles in college are proof of his dedication and passion for this game. Although the Legion of Boom era has come to a close in Seattle, the addition Griffin is a step in the right direction for it to be recreated.

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