Griffin won the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year in the American Athletic Conference.
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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 4 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.Griffin's left hand was amputated when he was four because of a rare birth defect called Amniotic Band Syndrome. 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.
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