UCF Football: Shaquem Griffin Accepts Senior Bowl Invitation

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UCF football star Shaquem Griffin will be putting his skills on display later this month in front of representatives and scouts from all 32 NFL teams.

On Friday, it was confirmed that the Knights linebacker has accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Sporting News was first to confirm the news.

Griffin has an inspirational story and is one of the most intriguing prospects in this year’s draft class.

Griffin was born with amniotic band syndrome, which led to severe pain in his left hand as his fingers did not fully develop. As four year old, the pain became so severe that his mother found him in the kitchen attempting to cut off his fingers with a butcher’s knife. His parents had his hand amputated the next day.

That has not held Griffin back, however.

He continued to excel in athletics and recordedĀ 62 tackles, 10 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception during the 2017 campaign for the undefeated Knights.

Now, he will try to show he belongs in the NFL, where his twin brother Shaquill Griffin currently plays for the Seattle Seahawks.

The Senior Bowl — which will be coached by the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans — will take placeĀ on Jan. 27 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.