In his last two seasons in college, pass rusher Shaquem Griffin was a consistent force for the UCF defense. He did all of this despite having only one hand. Speaking at the Senior Bowl on Monday, he made it clear that he doesn’t view that as a disability.
UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin plans to show he can play in the NFL “it’s not a disability until you make it one.” He doesn’t have a left hand. pic.twitter.com/94zAuNowtm
— D. Orlando Ledbetter (@DOrlandoAJC) January 23, 2018
Griffen also noted how he plans to get the attention of the scouts.
Shaquem Griffin (UCF OLB) "As long as I go fast and make plays, they're going to forget how many hands I have." #FanSeniorBowl @1043TheFan
— Cecil Lammey (@CecilLammey) January 23, 2018
That plan certainly worked in college. Over the 2016 and 2017 seasons, he recorded 18.5 sacks and forced four fumbles. Griffin was a driving force on the UCF team that will be honored at the NFL Pro Bowl for its 13-0 finish.