Former UCF line-backer Shqauem Griffin was drafted in the fifth round of the Seattle Seahawks NFL draft. It only marks another amazing achievement for the former knight, who lost his left hand in fourth grade because of a prenatal state, as he continues to defy the odds.
If you do not get freezes / 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
At Seahawks ending it was equally good too:
Shaquill, who plays cornerback for Seahawks and was elected In the third round of the 2017 draft, football played with Shaquem as they both grew up and at college at UCF.
The brothers have been drawn to the same team before, but it has been 17 years since it last happened:
Shaquem Griffin will go with his brother Shaquill at Seahawks.
The last time the brothers were drafted by the same team in 2001, when the Titans took CB Andre Dyson in the second round after taking WR Kevin Dyson in a year in a year through @EliasSports pic.twitter.com / PEUNjhgG7A  – ESPN Statistics and Information (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 28, 2018
Shaquem's brother had to physically enter the bathroom to give him the phone but not before he managed him out of tension:
Shaquem actually used the bathroom of his hotel room when he got the conversation with his life-changing news. Shaquill seized his twin phone, saw 425 area code for Renton and acknowledged the Seahawk headquarters number. He blasted into the bathroom and there, right at the toilet, Shaquem thanked.
"You have to get it!" He told him.
Shaquem extended the story later on the NFL Network:
One of them is Julianna Linton, 12 years old, missing part of his left arm:
A few months later, when Julianna needed surgery on his arm, he sent her an email that gave encouraging words.
"He plays football with one hand and it inspires me to continue making a competitive jubilee with one hand," Julianna says. "I think if he played college football with one hand, I can do college with one hand as well."
The two saw each other again in late September when Limbitless Solutions invited several of their Bionic children to participate in the coin throw between UCF and Memphis. Linton and 13-year-old Annika Emmert were among the kids who saw Shaquem and also hit the sidelines.
She also wished him good luck before the draft:
Talk about the NFL Network after his election, he had a rather memorable and inspirational quote when asked to go through the combo.
"People are saying this story at work," said Griffin on the broadcast. "Well, there are people who make history every day, and I want people to understand this. It does not matter if you have a hand, two hands, three hands or 40 hands, if you keep pressing everything you want life, you will achieve it. At the end of the day when you wake up in the morning and you see yourself in the mirror there's only one person who can stop you from having a good day and it's yours. "
Griffin was at his Dallas hotel when he called but went back to the arena after being elected.
He was also connected on stage by his brother.
It was headlined by his 40-yard dash, which was the fastest of a linebacker ever, and it matched his brother's time from the year before:
That time was faster than All-Pros like Ezekiel Elliott, Julio Jones, and Richard Sherman.
But his talent was also at UCF. He had two career wrecks and 11 passages, along with 18.5 career bags and lots of tackles.
Can not wait to see what you do in NFL, Shaquem.