Shaquem Griffin and Josh Allen among winners at NFL Combine in Indianapolis

Shaquem Griffin did 20 bench press reps with prosthetic after writing inspiring letter to GMs

On Saturday, he began fulfilling that promise. The reaction was, by far, the loudest any player has received to this point in the open-to-the-public portion of the testing. He took the combine by storm on Saturday when he ripped off 20 reps in the bench press.

"My goal was six", Griffin acknowledged.

"I always hold myself to a higher standard than a lot of people just because if we're running drills, if I drop a ball, they're going to like, 'Well, he dropped the ball because he has one hand.' If anybody else drops a ball, they're going to be like, 'Well, maybe it was a bad ball'". Hearing Shaquem Griffin talk about how he couldn't lift the bar a few years back to doing 20 bench press reps here is the first time I ever got emotional about anything, ' Sports Illustrated contributing writer Doug Farrar said. Just being able to do that, that was awesome. Meaning, Griffin almost doubled his personal best at the combine.

Shaquem Griffin, who lost his left hand at the age of 4 because of a rare pre-birth condition, was a notable omission on the combine's original list of attendees. He was a late addition to the list of combine invitees, getting his formal invitation on January 30.

Griffin, who is without his left hand after it was amputated when he was young, banged out 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press while the crowd roared with each rep.

Somebody is going to get a heck of a football player in this young man. "I still remember doing my first pull-up". The 22-year-old recorded 74 tackles, seven sacks, and one interception in 13 games for UCF last season.

His twin brother, Shaquill Griffin, is a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks and was a third-round pick in the 2017 draft.

If you are an National Football League team, this kid is worth a spot on your 53 and is going to get his teammates fired up every single play. "I think he did like three".

As noted by the NFL Network broadcast, that would be the fastest time by any linebacker since the NFL Combine started officially recording 40-yard dash times in 2003.

Whether he recognizes it or not, Griffin has become the story of this year's Combine.

Griffin went through linebacker drills Sunday and it was expected he may also do defensive back drills on the final day of the Combine Monday though he was also dealing with cramps on Sunday.

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