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Shaquem Griffin

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Shaquem Griffin is not just an excellent story, he is a great football player. When Griffin was 4 years old he lost his left hand due to amniotic band syndrome. However, this disease did not prevent him from winning the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the year in his first year as a starting linebacker in 2016. Griffin was once again a first-team all-conference choice in 2017. Now, Shaquem Griffin is the first NFL player ever to be drafted with one hand. The Seattle Seahawks drafted Shaquem Griffin number 141 overall and will now join his brother Shaquil in Seattle.

If you would like to learn more about this football star click the link below!

http://www.upliftingathletes.org/rare-disease-champion/2018/griffin

 

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Luke Mendez, Contributor

Luke Mendez is an eighth grader is Mrs Bello’s 8B class. He likes to play football, water polo, soccer, and run track and cross country. He likes to go to UCLA football and basketball games. His favorite NBA team is the Oklahoma City Thunder. His favorite NBA players are Russell Westbrook, Zach Lavine, Kevin love, Paul George, and Steven Adams, and Lonzo Ball. His favorite NFL team is the Los Angeles Rams and his favorite play is Todd Gurley. His favorite video games are NBA 2k18, Fortnite, and Madden 18.

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