22-Year Old Linebacker Shaquem Griffin is the first One-Handed Player to be drafted into the NFL

One piece of news that has been trending this weekend, is the fact that 22-year-old linebacker Shaquem Griffin made NFL history.

Shaquem has become the first one-handed player to be drafted into the NFL on Saturday (April 28) at the 2018 NFL Draft at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

According to ESPN, Shaquem was drafted during the fifth round to the Seattle Seahawks as the team’s newest cornerback – joining his twin brother Shaquill on the team.

Shaquem was born with a congenital birth defect that affected the ability to use his left hand before having his hand amputated as a child after suffering from extreme pain. He clearly is not letting that stand in his way.

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