Meet Shaquem Griffin, the UCF and future NFL Linebacker with one hand. Shaquem was born with amniotic band syndrome, preventing his left hand to fully develop. The pain in his hand made him decide to have it amputated at a young age, taking his hand just at the wrist.
After defying odds at UCF, Griffin is proving that he deserves to play in the NFL. He benched 20 reps of 225 pounds and ran a 4.38 40 yard dash at the combine after being one of the last athletes invited.
Most importantly, Griffin is inspiring other athletes like him. Athletes who are missing limbs, use prosthetics or are just… different. With the help of Griffin, children and adults are learning that “different” is pretty cool. This week, Griffin got to meet with fans who have 3D printed arms.