Shaquem Griffin, first NFL player with one hand to be drafted in modern generation, pronounces retirement Shaquem Griffin, the former Seattle

Seahawk who became one in all University of Central Florida's most famous players in history, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

"Football became always Plan B," he wrote in a story for The Players' Tribune. "Plan A turned into to go to college, get an education and do something that

could make a positive impact within the world." He persevered: "The time has come for me to retire from expert football. It’s time for me to execute my Plan A."

Griffin, who became 27 final month, have become the primary one-handed player drafted in the league's current technology while the Seahawks decided on

 him within the fifth round in 2018. He had his left hand amputated while he was 4 years vintage because of amniotic band collection, 

a condition at some point of being pregnant in which strands of the amniotic sac separate and entangle digits, limbs, or other components of the fetus.

When the Seahawks picked Griffin, he changed into reunited with twin brother Shaquill, whom the crew decided on in Round three the yr earlier than.

'THE FACE I CAN BE':How Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin facilitates athletes acquire adaptive device Shaquem, a 6-foot, 227-pound out of doors linebacker, 

 saw motion in 46 NFL games. He totaled 25 tackles (17 solo), one sack, one pass breakup, one address for loss and six QB hits. He last ideal up for the Seahawks