Shaquem Griffin posts 20-rep bench press using prosthetic


No left hand, no problem for Shaquem Griffin.

In the story of the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, the Central Florida linebacker stepped up to the bench press Saturday afternoon and pushed out 20 225-pound reps using a special prosthetic strapped to his left arm.

“Just starting that off, I just felt the energy from everybody,” said Griffin, who lost his left hand due to a prenatal condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome. “I mean, my adrenaline was going through the roof and I didn’t feel like I needed to stop. So as soon as I heard I was at 16, I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I’m going for 20.’ I was like, ‘I’m going to change my fitness regimen, I’ve got to grind this out right here.’ It felt amazing to reach that goal.”


Even if he had two hands, Griffin’s 20 reps would have impressed the room in Indianapolis. The number, which tied for 16th among participating linebackers, was three more than 256-pound Oklahoma tight end Mark Andrews, one more than 320-pound Western Michigan offensive lineman Chukwuma Okorafor and six more than 345-pound Oklahoma offensive lineman

Article source: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000919118/article/shaquem-griffin-posts-20rep-bench-press-using-prosthetic

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