One-Handed UCF LB Shaquem Griffin Puts Up 20 Reps On Bench Press At NFL Combine

Shaquem Griffin just put up 20 reps on bench press at the NFL combine. It may be important to note had only had one hand. It may almost be important to note that Oklahoma offense lineman Orlando Brown (with two hands) only put up 14 reps.

The UCF linebacker was born with amniotic band syndrome affecting his left hand, causing his fingers on his left hand to not to fully develop. Griffin and his family opted to have doctors amputate the hand, and not only did he overcome his disability, he’s thrived.


Griffin was one of the best defenders in all of college football, and it’s likely going to land him on an NFL roster.