Amputee Shaquem Griffin wows National Football League community with record-breaking combine

Amputee Shaquem Griffin wows National Football League community with record-breaking combine

He could barely lift the bar.

"I was shaking all over the place and the bar was falling, " he said. "My mom saw me do my first pull-up my freshman year, and she's emotional and she started crying". With his ability to play multiple positions, there's not much missing from Griffin's arsenal.

Among the players from Alabama high schools and colleges in Saturday's group, Alabama's Da'Shawn Hand had 28 reps, Da'Ron Payne (Shades Valley) had 27 and Shaun Dion Hamilton (Carver-Montgomery) had 20, and Jacksonville State's Darius Jackson (McAdory) had 21. I couldn't believe he got the late invite here.

If you are an National Football League team, this kid is worth a spot on your 53 and is going to get his teammates fired up every single play.

"I watched his tape months ago and I was like 'wow, "' Mayock said. I've got a few interceptions against some slots. He was really good on tape. It didn't stop him from being named the American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year.

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On Friday, Griffin authored a letter to National Football League general managers which was published by The Player's Tribune. "I didn't know I had it in me, but it came out [Saturday]".

"People didn't think I'd be able to do it". But I did it and competed with everybody else. "I was ready to go".

It's just one more example of a player who has refused to let his physical condition define him or hold him back from achieving his goal. But there seems to be little doubt at this point that he'll get a shot to show he can do it. And boy, will he ever play on special teams.

"When my [twin] brother [Shaquill] got the call that he was drafted [by Seattle in the third round last year], he handled it very well, " Shaquem said.

He worked out on the defensive line, at linebacker and at safety during the Senior Bowl in January.

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