NFL’s amputee player Shaquem Griffin lands Nike deal

NFL's amputee player Shaquem Griffin lands Nike deal - InsideSport

National Football League’s (NFL) first amputee player Shaquem Griffin has scored another big with his first endorsement deal with Nike.

Terms of his draft with Nike are not revealed.

Shaquem Griffin has inked the deal just before creating an NFL history by earning the Seattle Seahawks’ contract.

The former University of Central Florida (UCF) linebacker became the first player with a permanent physical disability to be drafted by NFL team. Shaquem was picked up by Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The 22-year-old who lost his left hand at the age of 4 because of a rare congenital condition, has announced his alliance with the US sportswear giant on Twitter. Shaquem has also signed draft deals with Bose, JCPenney, and Eleven James.

Shaquem will join his twin brother Shaquill Griffin, the cornerback who was drafted last year at the Seahawks.

Buddy Baker, president of Exclusive Sports Group, which also represents Shaquill, said, “The long-term vision of Nike and iconic message of Just Do It fits perfectly into Shaquem’s brand and commitment to inspiring others.”