Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Wednesday, September 13 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Shaquem Griffin is known to many fans as the man who made it to the NFL with just one hand.
Jason Jones of The Athletic writes about how since retiring from the NFL Shaquem Griffin has been able to transition into somewhat of a regular busy life. The Seahawks drafted Griffin in 2018 and he spent three seasons with the team.
"There's no way to replace the camaraderie of the locker room, but Griffin has found other gifts and avenues to empower people in ways he never believed he could had he still been playing. He has traveled the country as a motivational speaker, which has allowed him to tap into his passion for helping youth. He has worked with the NFL Legends Community, which helps former players find fulfillment in life after they are finished playing. Griffin has been involved in media work, appearing as an analyst on the NFL Network's "Good Morning Football." He's also working on a film about his family that includes his twin brother, Shaquill, a cornerback for the Houston Texans"
When Griffin was drafted, he was the only known one-handed player in NFL history.
"As he continues life off the field, Griffin remains ardent about helping those with disabilities. He's been approached by several companies about being a spokesperson for prosthetics. He'd declined for years, in part, because of the high costs for those in need of them. Griffin said prosthetics were around $30,000 when he was in college, and that price has increased as he's gotten older.
But Griffin now has found a partner inToronto-based company smartARM, which is using AI technology to make the arm more functional. The technology uses sensors to help determine what the best grip is for picking up items. Griffin said part of the issue he'd had with other prosthetics was the limited number of grips that could be used.
The company also aims to make prosthetics more accessible. That's important to Griffin, who remembers the time when his family could not afford the costly prosthetic limbs."
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The 10-part docuseries "Season of Boom" will be premiering on Seahawks YouTube and right here on Seahawks.com on September 19.
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