One of the most inspirational people we’ve had the pleasure of covering, Shaquem Griffin was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks with the 141st pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Now the young man who is the twin of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin (and just so happens to have just one hand) gets to join his sibling on the Seahawks and continue to live out his dream.
It was quite a weekend overall for Griffin, who also inked an endorsement deal with Nike on Friday.
He’s a player who has the support of the masses, too. People all over social media were exuberant that he was picked up in Round 5 by Seattle.
Congrats to @Shaquemgriffin !!!!! Truly an inspiration man. !!!! 🙏🏾
— 7️⃣even (@EliHarold_) April 28, 2018
That’s so dope twins on the same team 👏🏿
— H U M P (@74_hump) April 28, 2018
I've been a Seahawks fan my whole life. Shaquem Griffin going to the team makes my day. He's a special dude.
— Sean Scrivner (@scrivcoug) April 28, 2018
If you don’t get chills/tears/misty-eyed watching the scene at Shaquem Griffin’s house when he was drafted, get your heart checked. pic.twitter.com/xD3x03prKa
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) April 28, 2018
Wow. Chills. God is so good! Great job @Seahawks
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 28, 2018
There are tears here in #Seahawks headquarters minutes after they drafted Shaquem Griffin, reuniting him with twin brother Shaquill in Seattle and making Shaquem the first one-handed player drafted into modern NFL. @thenewstribune
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) April 28, 2018
Shaquem Griffin is a great story. Special guy. But I love this pick because…dude can BALL.
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) April 28, 2018
Entire stadium erupted with Shaquem Griffin pick to Seattle was announced. Fantastic story and love seeing everyone celebrate his achievement, regardless of team fandom.
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) April 28, 2018
Yes! UCF's Shaquem Griffin, the one-handed outside linebacker, goes early in 5th round to Seahawks. I am SO rooting for this young man. What an inspiration.
— gregcote (@gregcote) April 28, 2018