Former UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome, causing the fingers to not fully develop on his left hand. However, Griffin hasn’t let that prevent him from playing college football at UCF for current Nebraska coach Scott Frost, and he didn’t let it stop him from participating in the 2018 NFL Combine.
Griffin wowed the audience in attendance on Saturday, as he successfully did 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press with a prosthetic left arm.
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In his time with UCF, Griffin played both linebacker and defensive back. Over the last two seasons, he played linebacker in 16 total games for the Knights, where he recorded 33.5 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks. As a defensive back, he played in 13 games from 2013-15. In addition, he made 3 interceptions, defended 16 passes, forced 4 fumbles and made 5 fumble recoveries in his college career.
Griffin will look to continue to impress in other events at the combine. However, his 20 reps on the bench press may be more than enough to impress NFL scouts.