“Avengers” Had the Biggest Opening of All Time

“Avengers” Had the Biggest Opening of All Time 

Posted: 5:56 am Monday, April 30th, 2018

By Estee

The Seattle Seahawks drafted a linebacker in the fifth round on Saturday named Shaquem Griffin . . . and that’s huge for a few reasons.  For starters, he only has ONE HAND.

His left hand had to be amputated when he was four because of a rare condition called amniotic band syndrome.

But that didn’t stop him from being a star at UCF, where he was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016.

According to NFL.com, he’s the first one-handed player to be drafted in the MODERN, Super Bowl era.  Ellis Jones was the first one-handed player to be drafted overall, when he was chosen by a team called the Boston Yanks in 1945.

The other cool thing is, Shaquem’s twin brother Shaquill also plays for the Seahawks.  He’s a cornerback, and he was selected in the third round last year.  Both brothers previously played together at UCF.

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