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Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin ran a time of 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, the fastest time for a linebacker in more than a decade.

Stanford's Jon Alston had the previous best time for a linebacker in the 40, at 4.40 in 2006, the first year ESPN Stats & Information began documenting 40 times at the combine.

Griffin's twin brother, Shaquill, a cornerback with the Seattle Seahawks, also ran a 4.38 at last year's combine.

Shaquem Griffin's 4.38 came in his first attempt at the 40. He ran a 4.58 in his second attempt.

It was a big weekend for Griffin, who on Saturday did 20 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench press, using a prosthetic on his left arm to attach to the bar. Griffin had his left hand amputated at age 4 because of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital condition.

He was a late addition to the list of combine invitees, getting his formal invitation on Jan. 30.

Steelers scout Mark Gorscak helped coordinate the 40-yard dash and wore a T-shirt honoring linebacker Ryan Shazier, who suffered a spinal injury this season.

Griffin was a two-year starter at Central Florida and a first-team All-American Athletic Conference selection in each of those seasons. In 2016 he was the league's defensive player of the year with 92 tackles, 11.5 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles.

This past season he closed out his career as the MVP of the Peach Bowl, helping Central Florida defeat Auburn 34-27 and finish with a 13-0 record.

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That's crazy speed as a linebacker ,

And for him not to have a left hand An bench 225 24 times is incredible

Much respect !
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That is actually unbelievable.

I wish I could do that lmao
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Absolutely insane, runs just as fast as most corners. Considering Pat Pete runs a 4.38 as well, I'd say that's pretty damn fast.
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Really impressed with his numbers and I hope the dude gets picked up by a team in the draft, of course no one owes you a draft spot but the dude has overcome so much and shown he's willing to do whatever it takes.

Then again, nobody was doubting his ability as an athlete, they knew he was fast (maybe not this fast) beforehand, scouts have seen his tape. They know they're getting a great athlete and leader, the worries are his habit of tackling high and inability to get out of blocks.

I think someone takes him on day 2, could be a steal.
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yeah I saw this, crazy. just wondering how they'll utilize his speed as a LB
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His draft stock went from a 7th rounder or not being drafted to a possible third round pick.

And to think that he had to petition to even get an invite to the combine that was taken away from him in the beginning. I hope he has an all star career in the NFL.

I do not own a single NFL jersey but will be buying his for sure, dont care what team.
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