Brothers reunite as NFL players for the Seattle Seahawks
Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2018
It’s something special to see brothers work and play together, but when they are twin brothers and they both get to play with each other in the NFL. That is something special.
Shaquem Griffin received a draft call from the Seattle Seahawks, where his brother Shaquill Griffin is a linebacker. Shaquill was drafted as a third-round draft pick in 2017. The Seahawks drafted Shaquem Griffin out of UCF in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL draft.
This is an emotional story to listen to as Shaquem had his left hand amputated at a young age, because he was born with amniotic band syndrome. He spent his whole life trying to prove that he could play football at the highest level, and now his dream is fulfilled.
He is the first one-handed player in the modern era to get drafted. The kid is special and he will be the first one-handed linebacker to play in the NFL.
I find this as a special moment, just think about all the negative comments he probably received. For example, you can’t do it with only one arm, you will never go to the NFL like that, etc.
The brother achieved his goal and gets to play along side his twin brother. A dream they had ever since they were 5 years old.
I feel they will bring a lot of heart and promise to the Seattle Seahawks. I just know their parents are proud of them both for accomplishing a amazing dream and goal. The brothers had played four seasons together at UCF, but now they will get the chance to play once again at the NFL level in Seattle.
A lesson can be learned from this and that is “The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.”