I Want the 49ers to Draft Shaquem Griffin

Whether or not you follow the National Football League, there’s an emerging story that I think is worth your attention.

Shaquem Griffin, an acclaimed player for the University of Central Florida, only has one hand. He lost his hand at age 4 due to a congenital condition called “amniotic band syndrome.”

Yet he recently tore through the NFL combine. Not only did he run a 4.38-second 40-yard dash, the best time for a linebacker in over 10 years, he also bench pressed 225 pounds 20 times in a row.

I root for the San Francisco 49ers, and I sincerely hope they draft Griffin. Not only is a he a heck of a player who will improve the defensive, but I would be proud to have such an inspiring guy on my team. So many kids model their hopes and dreams after athletes and celebrities, and this is an amazing opportunity to show them that they have no limits.

What’s your favorite inspiring story?