Three years ago, Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin were miles away from each other. Shaquill was starting his NFL career as a rookie with the Seattle Seahawks. Shaquem was finishing his college career at UCF.
A year later, the twins, both former standouts at Lakewood, were back together again, all thanks to Shaquem’s perseverance. A late invitee to the NFL Combine and a longshot to make the roster, Shaquem defied odds by wowing scouts at the combine, getting selected in the draft by the Seahawks and performing well enough to make the team.
This is all customary for Shaquem, who was born without a left hand and has spent a lifetime proving others wrong. By doing so –again — he was able to be reunited with his brother in one of the NFL’s feel-good stories.
On Saturday, the two were separated on the gridiron once more.
Shaquem was cut by the Seahawks according to multiple reports. He could come back if he clears waivers with a potential spot on the practice squad. The move is an interesting development considering Shaquill is in a contract year.