Who is Shaquem Griffin
Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker who became the first one-handed NFL player, made his retirement announcement on Wednesday. Shaquill Griffin, his identical twin brother, is a player for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In a column for the Players Tribune, the 27-year-old gave his reasons for quitting professional football, stating that it is “time for me to implement my Plan A.”
This strategy calls for Griffin to “do something” that will “have a beneficial effect on the world.”
Griffin, who turned 27 this month, was taken by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, making him the league’s first one-handed athlete drafted in the modern era.
The disease known as amniotic band sequence, which occurs during pregnancy when strands of the amniotic sac detach and entangle digits, limbs, or other parts of the fetus, required him to have his left hand amputated when he was just 4 years old.
Outside linebacker Shaquem, who stands 6 feet and weighs 227 pounds, played in 46 NFL games. He made 25 tackles overall (17 of them solo), one sack, one pass interception, one tackle for loss, and six quarterback hits.
Where is Shaquem Griffin now
Griffin said he is leaving the game but remains in the league because of the NFL Legends Community, a mentoring program for current and past players run by retired players. Griffin claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent him an offer to participate in the program.