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Shaquill tackles brother Shaquem in the bathroom over NFL Draft selection

Shaquill tackles brother Shaquem in the bathroom over NFL Draft selection

Griffin also bench-pressed 225 pounds 20 times, three more than his twin had managed, having attached a prosthetic hand onto the bar, with current National Football League defensive stars JJ Watt and Von Miller among those to react in awe on social media.

The story is even more poignant when you consider that Shaquem had his left hand amputated at a young age because he was born with amniotic band syndrome.

He wowed scouts and pundits at last month's National Football League scouting combine and now has a strong chance of being picked by one of the 32 National Football League teams to start a professional career, joining twin brother Shaquill, who plays for the Seattle Seahawks.

That was because Shaquem Griffin has one hand, no one likes discrimination but you'd think in a sport that has some of the most finely tuned athletes on the planet that a guy with just one hand to catch and tackle probably won't cut it.

Griffin and his brother, Shaquill Griffin, continued stellar play together in college. Griffin's twin brother Shaquill was a 2017 third-round pick by the Seahawks. He told ESPN that he was speechless when he was called by the Seahawks.




"#AgainstAllOdds", is all Griffin had to say on Twitter as he tweeted a GIF of family and friends jumping with excitement.

A groundswell of support got him an invite to the scouting combine in Indianapolis, where he stunned onlookers by bench-pressing 225 pounds a staggering 20 times with a prosthetic left hand and then covered the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds. He is the first one-handed player to be drafted in the modern era.

He went to Dallas' AT&T Stadium to hear his name called and receive a Seahawks cap.

'If I can get to a practice, that's when everyone is going to see who I really am.

In four seasons at Central Florida, Griffin played in 39 games with 26 starts and had 175 tackles, 18 ½ sacks, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. I knew I wasn't going to be a first-round pick or anything like that.