One handed player goes in National Football League draft

Shaquem Griffin says he has'bag of chips on his shoulder going into NFL Draft

Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome affecting his left hand, causing the fingers on his left hand not to fully develop and resulting in amputation of his hand at the age of four. We're weeping. Join us, won't you? "He's as tuned-in a football player as you can get". He's right in the middle.

"Every day I made sure to mention my brother about something, even was just, "hey, man, my brother got a good workout in, his backpedal is looking smooth every day, '" said Shaquill, who started 11 of the Seahawks" 16 games last season.

He said before the draft: "I want to show the entire world, no matter [if you have] one hand, two hands, if you're a ball player, you just play ball". Not only was he invited to the NFL's green room, giving him the opportunity to walk across a stage that is usually reserved for first- and second-round picks, but he also spent Friday inking a run of endorsement deals. Shaquem [pronounced Shah-keem] Griffin returned to the AT&T Stadium stage, donned a Seahawks cap, and drew lengthy cheers from fans as he shook hands and high-fived others. He then had his left hand amputated when he was just 4. The story got better when he was drafted by the Seahawks.

The Griffin twins and their family returned to the draft site in Dallas and took the stage Saturday afternoon. The NFL season can't get here soon enough.

Carroll and Schneider, though, said that for now, Ryan will remain on the roster and compete with Dickson.

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But he said he would "wait all over again" to be able to play on the same team as his brother again.

In fact, the Seahawks were so enamored by Dickson that they had him in for one of the team's 60 official visits during the Combine.

"It was obviously a light-hearted part of the interview, " Dickson said. He is an inspiration to all people and the message within his story is never give up when adversity knocks on the door, keep striving, working hard, and have faith in everything that you do. It was nothing super serious or anything.

Drafting Shaquem Griffin is the ideal illustration of why the Seahawks have been one of the NFL's model organizations over the last several years. In a draft class full of remarkable achievements, no one comes close to what he's accomplished.

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