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Shaquem Griffin

By Michelle

August 25, 2022

Shaquem Griffin was born to Terry and Tangie Griffin on July 20, 1995, in St. Petersburg Florida, less than two minutes after Shaquill.


Shaquem was born with amniotic band syndrome affecting his left hand, causing his fingers on his left hand not to fully develop.

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The pain was so intense that at 4 years of age he grabbed a butcher knife, planning to cut the hand off.

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Shaquem Alphonso Griffin is a former American football linebacker.

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Griffin, Shaquem (March 2, 2018). "A Letter to NFL GMs". The Players' Tribune.


On August 24, 2022, Griffin announced his retirement from football after four seasons.


Griffin, who had his left hand amputated at age 4 because of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital condition, became the first player with one hand to be drafted in the NFL's modern era when the Seattle Seahawks chose him in the fifth round in 2018.

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“I’m gonna go build something new so I can do what Dad always told us to do: leave the world a better place than when we found it,”

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