One of the best stories of the weekend came from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis as the best draft prospects in the country meet to show off their skills in front of all 32 NFL teams.
Shaquem Griffin, a linebacker out of UCF who had his left hand amputated at age four, made headlines yesterday by completing 20 repetitions of 225 lbs in the bench press event using a prosthetic hand.
— shaquem griffin (@Shaquemgriffin) March 3, 2018
20 reps as a linebacker is impressive in itself, doing it with a prosthetic hand is remarkable. Griffin completed more reps than 11 of the offensive lineman that participated in this same drill and 22 of the running backs that also participated.
Griffin didn’t stop there, he came out today and ran the fastest 40 yard dash by a linebacker since 2003.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) March 4, 2018
Griffin could not have had a better weekend, boosting his draft stock exponentially with an extremely impressive workout.
If you want to learn more about Griffin’s story, check out his draft profile here.