Still, Alfonsi and 60 Minutes producer Guy Campanile weren't sure they had a story just yet. “An aside: His twin bro Shaquill is in a contract year.”. Sign up for the Seahawks Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning. They recently lost Bruce Irvin, who will miss an extended period of time with a hip flexor injury. © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Shaquem's left hand was amputated when he was four years old. , Shaquill was reunited with his twin brother Shaquem Griffin in the 2018 season, as Shaquem was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft on April 28, 2018. “A 2018 fifth-round pick, Shaquem seemed to have found a home as a pass-rusher/strongside LB, but now he’ll be available on waivers. And Twitter is in shock.  At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Griffin was projected to be a third- or fourth-round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. Raiders’ Hunter Renfrow jokes on Twitter with doppelganger Rays’ Hunter Renfroe, Tyler Herro snarl tattoo by Heat fan gets epic trolling from Twitter. At the combine in March, Shaquem ran the fastest 40-yard dash ever for a linebacker at the tryout. They agreed that, when they grew up, they would live together, marry twins, have children, and raise their children in the same house.
But when Shaquem wasn't invited to the NFL combine, a showcase for players hoping to be drafted into the league, Shaquill again remembered his promise.
It had been deformed by amniotic band syndrome, Shaquem and Shaquill's parents, Terry and Tangie Griffin. He got tackled about four times and engulfed in some stuff, he’ll cause some problems. Shaquem admitted to Alfonsi that he probably would have been angry if Shaquill had gone.
He is the twin brother of Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, and both brothers played college football for the University of Central Florida Knights. Please check your email for a confirmation. “But also, if they get it there, they obviously get the first (down). So what did they promise? Specifically, he delved into Minnesota’s decision to go for it on 4th-and-inches in the red zone that ultimately got Seattle the ball back. Another key piece in safety Marquise Blair will be out for the remainder of the season following a knee injury that required surgery. Worst come to worst, I’ve always got my brother. Twins and Seattle Seahawk teammates, the brothers made a pledge as children that has impacted their lives ever since. , Griffin played for the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights from 2013 to 2016, rejecting offers from other teams including the Miami Hurricanes, his dream team, to play with his twin brother Shaquem.
Griffin joined his twin brother, Seahawks defensive back Shaquill, in Seattle, where the two spent the last two seasons as part of the same defense. Griffin was cut from the roster after training camp during the offseason and placed with the practice squad. He's turned down a lot of schools for you. That sacrifice and dedication to each other is what makes Shaquem's remarkable story also one about Shaquill, Campanile said. The brothers played football together in high school, but when it came time for college, Shaquill was receiving tempting offers, including one to play at Harvard.
Finally, the University of Central Florida gave the brothers what they wanted: a pair of scholarships. Brotherly love: Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin's pact. Cut day is one of the most challenging times for NFL franchises and there are more difficult decisions ahead for the Seahawks. Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin both played for the University of Central Florida.
Johnson, Cody Thompson and Stephen Sullivan are also among the latest Seahawks’ roster cuts. The 1,200 tickets will be allocated in pods of two on both the east and west sides of the stadium with 600 per side. To watch Sharyn Alfonsi's "60 Minutes" report on Shaquem and Shaquill Griffin, click here. , In Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, Griffin recorded his first interception of the season (and since 2018) off a pass thrown by Dak Prescott during the 38–31 win. The Seahawks waived fan-favorite defensive/end linebacker Shaquem Griffin during initial roster cuts on Saturday but were able to add him back to the practice squad Sunday … The Seahawks undoubtedly hope Griffin will clear waivers and can be added back to the practice squad keeping the fan-favorite twins together in Seattle. This is amazing,'" Alfonsi tells 60 Minutes Overtime's Ann Silvio in the video above. Griffin has played majority of his career with his twin brother, Shaquil, with both coming from the University of Central Florida. Football footage courtesy of UCF Athletics. "I said, 'Your brother sacrificed a lot,'" she told Alfonsi. The video above was originally published on November 11, 2018 and was produced by Ann Silvio and Lisa Orlando. "NFL Network's 'Good Morning Football' crew gave me this earworm, but I can't unhear it – is DK Metcalf currently the league's best receiver? With the move, the Seahawks will fill in a much-needed void at the linebacker position while maintaining the chemistry that’s already been established with Shaquem Griffin’s recent tenure with the team. Shaquem's left hand was amputated when he was four.
 He played high school football for the Spartans.  On December 31, 2017, Griffin recorded six solo tackles, deflected two passes, and made his first career interception during their 26–24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He is the twin brother of fellow Seahawks player Shaquem Griffin, and both brothers played college football for the University of Central Florida Knights. Seattle selected Griffin in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Central Florida, where he played with his twin brother, cornerback, Shaquill Griffin. While Shaquem was credited with the sack, the twins celebrated promptly with a handshake after they combined to take down Rodgers. “Given his athleticism, I don’t know if that happens, but he could definitely be back.”, The Seahawks reuniting the Griffin brothers was one of the feel-good NFL stories in recent years. Following Griffin's sack of Aaron Rodgers on third-and-9 in the fourth quarter, his brother Shaquill Griffin followed closely behind with a tackle of his own. Does he make the team?'". Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin found a familiar face after he recorded his first career sack against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday. When I’ve got him, everything is always good, whether I’m playing ball or not.”, Shaquem Griffin with your feel-good Hallmark movie quote of the day. But don't call it a "disability." “As cuts come in, a reminder that practice squad this year is 16, with 6 spots for players with any experience,” Condotta tweeted. The Seahawks have promoted LB Shaquem Griffin from the practice squad to the active roster for Week 3. Shaquem and Shaquill's parents, Terry and Tangie Griffin, have shown their sons tough love, telling Alfonsi they wouldn't have tolerated self-pity from Shaquem.
If Griffin clears waivers, Sports Illustrated’s Corbin Smith believes he is a candidate to be back on the Seahawks’ practice squad. Linebacker Shaquem Griffin made it known on Wednesday that he’s brother’s keeper—and vice versa. They also swore they would play on the same football team. Tangie Griffin The brothers played football together in high school, but when it came time for college, Shaquill was receiving tempting offers, including one to play at Harvard. When Alfonsi asked how Shaquem learned to catch a ball with only one hand, Terry explained that, getting hit in the face enough times motivated his son to figure it out. "At 22.5 yards per catch (best in the NFL) along... Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson appeared on Bill Simmons’ podcast and talked about the team’s Week 5 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. After selecting Jordyn Brooks in the first round, linebacker is arguably the Seahawks’ deepest position making it challenging for Griffin to make the final roster. He is the twin brother of fellow Seahawks player Shaquem Griffin, and both brothers played college football for the University of Central Florida Knights. Griffin could be a candidate to make the Seahawks’ practice squad but is now available for opposing NFL teams to claim via waivers. , Griffin attended Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shaquem Griffin is back on the active roster, getting a chance to play alongside his twin brother, Shaquill, again. With that, he’ll be leaning on his fellow teammate and brother Shaquill Griffin for support (via Joe Fann of NBC Sports Northwest).  He remained in concussion protocol and was inactive for the Seahawks' 24–13 victory at the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. Griffin was unable to find an ideal position fit with the Seahawks but had some success as a situational pass rusher last season.
For his brother, the linebacker, see, Griffin with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018, University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights, "One-handed LB Shaquem Griffin drafted by Seahawks, reunited with twin brother Shaquill", "For UCF standout Shaquill Griffin, NFL dream is all about family", "NCF: Identical twins have NFL dreams, with only three hands", "Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin kept promise to twin brother", "Shaquem Griffin: UCF's unstoppable one-handed star", "Lakewood's Shaquill Griffin hopes to give back after realizing NFL dream", "Shaquill Griffin stuck by his twin; now NFL teams are catching up", "Griffin twins go their separate ways on the gridiron for first time", "2013 Football Roster: Shaquem Griffin Bio", "2013 Football Roster: Shaquill Griffin Bio", "UCF at Temple Box Score, October 17, 2015", "Tulane at Central Florida Box Score, November 5, 2016", "35 Collegiate Bowl Players Invited to 2017 NFL Combine", "2017 NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL – FINAL STATS", "NFL Combine 2017: Complete list of invited players", "NFL Draft 2017: Athletic cornerback Shaquill Griffin visits Eagles", "Shaquill Griffin, DS #17 CB, Central Florida", http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=127195&draftyear=2017&genpos=CB, "Seattle Seahawks Select Central Florida Cornerback Shaquill Griffin With No. This was an obvious nod to the depletion of linebackers due to injuries on the Seahawks roster at the moment.
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