This is amazing, and SO inspiring!
Shaquem Griffin is a football player from the University of Central Florida who is hoping to play in the NFL next season — and this weekend, the linebacker is out at the NFL’s Scouting Combine with a bunch of other football prospects, working out for teams in the hopes of being drafted next month.
Oh, there’s one other thing about Shaquem Griffin that you should know: because of a congenital defect, he was born with only one hand. But don’t think for a minute that’s ever stopped his football career!
Griffin is going viral right now because, out at this NFL Combine, he’s bench-pressing 225 pounds with only one hand! Superman!!!
Ch-ch-check this out on video (below)!!!
Shaquem Griffin, who has only one hand, just posted 20 reps on the bench press.
What an absolute inspiration.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) March 3, 2018
Shaquem Griffin just did 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He has one hand.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) March 3, 2018
At 10, Jim Abbott didn├óΓé¼Γäót listen when he was told he couldn├óΓé¼Γäót play baseball w/o a hand. Had a 10-year MLB career, threw a no-hitter. At 8, Shaquem Griffin didn├óΓé¼Γäót listen when he was told he couldn├óΓé¼Γäót play football w/o a hand. Played LB on 13-0 UCF, had 20 reps on combine bench press pic.twitter.com/dP7qcGP3fj
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 3, 2018
That a boy, Shaquem!!!
[Image via Twitter.]