Griffin had his hand amputated when he was four because of a rare birth defect.
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Shaquem Griffin is poised to write another chapter in his remarkable journey to the National Football League after the one-handed linebacker was confirmed as a starter for the Seattle Seahawks' season-opening game against Denver. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Griffin, who had his hand amputated as a four-year-old because of a rare birth defect, would be given his debut in Colorado after impressing in preseason.The rookie linebacker, who was drafted 141st overall by the Seahawks, will be playing alongside twin brother Shaquill, who was drafted by the Seahawks in 2017 .Carroll said Shaquem had impressed in preseason, where he notched 24 tackles after overcoming "tightness" to settle into his first taste of the NFL.
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