Apr 26, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin arrives on the red carpet before the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Shaquem Griffin's odds-defying football journey is set to continue after the linebacker who lost one hand at the age of four was drafted Saturday by the Seattle Seahawks.The Seahawks chose Griffin in the fifth round (141st overall), making him the first one-handed player ever selected in National Football League entry draft. Getting picked was a dream come true for Griffin as he joins his twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, who was drafted by Seattle in the third round last year.The Seahawks envision Griffin contributing as a pass-rushing outside linebacker and on special teams.Shaquill Griffin, who was born one minute before his twin, was also overjoyed.The 6-foot (1.8m), 227 pound (102.97 kg) player impressed at the NFL scouting combine, clocking a blazing 4.38 sec in the 40-yard dash -- first among all linebackers present.
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