Shaquem Griffin Runs Fastest Linebacker 40-Yard Dash in 15 Years at NFL Combine

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin continues to inspire at the NFL Combine.

Shaquem Griffin at the Peach Bowl.

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Shaquem Griffin at the Peach Bowl.

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin continues to inspire at the NFL Combine. After bench pressing 225 pounds 20 times on Saturday, Griffin tackled the 40-yard dash and finished with an unofficial time of 4.38. NFL's Twitter account pointed out that's the fastest time since 2003 for a linebacker.

WOW. 😱😱😱@ShaquemGriffin just ran a 4.38u 40-yard dash!

The fastest LB at the #NFLCombine since 2003.

📺: @Nflnetwork

Griffin, who had his left hand amputated when he was four because of a birth defect, is clearly using the Combine to prove he's a star, and many have taken notice. Here are some reactions from commentators and NFL stars.

Shaquem Griffin killing it.
Yesterday, I asked Griffin what he was going to run and he replied, “what do you think is fast?” I said, “For a linebacker, 4.60.” He replied, “I didn’t say linebacker, I said what do you think is fast.” Now I know what he meant. 438!!
Shaquem Griffin was flying 😳😳 he 4.38 lol he not messing around!!!
How in the hell did Shaq Griffin not get an invite to the combine originally?

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll dug it, too.

Pete Carroll’s reaction to Shaquem Griffin’s 4.38

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