Anyone who has followed the tremendous journey of UCF's Shaquem Griffin as he attempts to make the NFL while missing his left hand will be amazed at his latest achievement.
Griffin stepped up to the bench press stage in Indianapolis for the 2018 NFL scouting combine and put on an absolute show. With help from a prosthetic, Griffin racked out 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.
Take a look at the video of this incredible work.
For context, there were 11 offensive linemen who could not break the 20 mark on the bench — even if arm length certainly must be factored in.
(For more context, he's the twin brother of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who managed 17 bench reps last year at the combine at 194 pounds.)
And though it's impossible to tell how much a prosthetic would aid Shaquem Griffin here, it's clear he has found ways to overcome his childhood disability in a truly stunning way. No one has ever heard of a one-handed player thriving in the NFL, but if there's someone who could change it Griffin might be that person.
Griffin showcased his versatility as a defender at the Senior Bowl, playing safety and linebacker, and is proving doubters wrong again at the combine.