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Shaquem Griffin

Identical twins Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin were born on July 20th, 1995 to parents Terry and Tangie Griffin in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shaquem was born with a prenatal condition that led to him having his hand amputated at the age of 4. Since that time, with his brother always at his side, he has been proving to people that one hand doesn’t make him less of an athlete or person. Growing up, both boys excelled in football and track, and the twins went on to play together at The University of Central Florida. In 2017, Shaquill was drafted to the Seattle Seahawks as a third round pick, where he was joined by Shaquem in the fifth round of the draft in 2018. Shaquem is the first modern one-handed player in the NFL and was awarded the NFL Game Changer Award in early 2019.

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