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Seattle sign first one-handed NFL player

May 13, 2018

Shaquem Griffin has become the first one-handed player to be drafted by an NFL.

Griffin was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round.

The linebacker had his left hand amputated when he was four, having been born with a condition that prevented the fingers from fully developing.

The 22-year-old joins his twin brother Shaquill, a cornerback, in Seattle.

He gained attention at the draft in March when he ran the quickest 40-yard dash for a linebacker since 2003.

Griffin also bench-pressed 225lb 20 times, three more than his identical twin managed, having attached a prosthetic hand onto the bar.

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good influence anything is possible!!!

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That's so cool and inspiring

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wow thats so cool

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Always follow your dreams.

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good for him

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good for him

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good for him