One-handed linebacker Shaquem Griffin will make history on Sunday at the start for the Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin (left) will start as a weak side linebacker when Seattle opens the regular season in Denver on Sunday.

Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin will start as a weak side linebacker when Seattle opens the regular season in Denver on Sunday.

Starter K.J. Wright is still recovering from minor knee surgery and coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that the earliest he would return is Week 2 against Chicago.

Griffin, who had his left hand amputated as a child, became one of the great stories of the offseason of the NFL with his performance in the exploration team.

The former star of the University of Central Florida was drafted in the fifth round by the Seahawks.

Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin (left) will start as a weak side linebacker when Seattle opens the regular season in Denver on Sunday.

Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin (left) will start as a weak side linebacker when Seattle opens the regular season in Denver on Sunday.

Griffin, who had his left hand amputated as a child, became one of the great stories of the offseason of the NFL with his performance in the exploration team.

Griffin, who had his left hand amputated as a child, became one of the great stories of the offseason of the NFL with his performance in the exploration team.

Griffin, who had his left hand amputated as a child, became one of the great stories of the offseason of the NFL with his performance in the exploration team.

Griffin had plenty of play time in the preseason and played well with the exception of the second game against the Chargers.

Griffin will also play alongside his brother Shaquill, the Seahawks' starting left corner.

The most impressive thing about Shaquem Griffin is that he got his start on Sunday.

Griffin led the entire Seahawks team with 26 tackles in total in all four preseason games, according to NFL.com.

The former star of the University of Central Florida was drafted in the fifth round by the Seahawks. He looks over returning a loose ball for a touchdown while playing for UCF last year

The former star of the University of Central Florida was drafted in the fifth round by the Seahawks. He looks over returning a loose ball for a touchdown while playing for UCF last year

The former star of the University of Central Florida was drafted in the fifth round by the Seahawks. He looks over returning a loose ball for a touchdown while playing for UCF last year

His path to the NFL has been an inspiration, so much so that he appears in the latest Nike ad campaign.

Nike's controversial announcement with former NFL star Colin Kaepernick was fully revealed on Wednesday.

Running at just over two minutes, it opens with the voice of Kaepernick that says: "If people say that your dreams are crazy, if they laugh at what you think you can do, fine". Keep it that way. & # 39;

The announcement, which shows Kapernick in the camera for about 20 seconds, concludes with the former field marshal saying, "So do not ask if your dreams are crazy, ask them if they are crazy enough."

His path to the NFL has been an inspiration, so much so that he appears in the latest Nike ad campaign with the controversial Colin Kaepernick

His path to the NFL has been an inspiration, so much so that he appears in the latest Nike ad campaign with the controversial Colin Kaepernick

His path to the NFL has been an inspiration, so much so that he appears in the latest Nike ad campaign with the controversial Colin Kaepernick

The legend at the end flashes & # 39; It's just crazy until you do it. Just do it & # 39 ;, which is exactly what Nike has done with this ad.

Towards the end of the announcement, there is a series of prominent reels of Griffin's college career.

The ad features other famous sports stars such as LeBron James, Serena Williams and Usain Bolt.

Nike's choice of Kaepernick as his pitcher has angered conservatives who say his protest of police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem denigrates the army.

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