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Shaquem Griffin

Shaquem Griffin

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
St. Petersburg, Fla.

High School:
Lakewood

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 197

Position:
Defensive Back

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
-Worked with the scout team
-Dressed for the Memphis game but did not play

HIGH SCHOOL
-Coached by Cory Moore at Lakewood, which advanced to the 2012 5A regional semifinals
-Received three stars from Rivals and ESPN
-Ranked as the No. 92 safety in the nation by ESPN
-Earned a spot on the 2012 class 5A all-state second team
-Named to the 2012 Tampa Bay Times All-Suncoast Second Team
-Selected to the 2013 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football, and in the Team USA vs. The World International Bowl Feb. 5, made ESPN SportsCenter's Top 10 with a memorable interception in the redzone
-Competed in the 2012 Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game
-Listed at No. 42 on the Orlando Sentinel 2013 Midwest Florida Super60
-Amassed 72 tackles with 12 break-ups and one sack in 2012
-Had 61 tackles, nine break-ups, two forced fumbles and one interception as a junior
-Participated in the 2011 Under Armour Combine
-Member of the 7-on-7 Team Tampa undefeated and state championship squad
-Also ran track for Lakewood, competing in the 4x100, discus, triple jump and shot put, and received interest for track from LSU, Miami and Purdue
-Was the Tampa Bay Times Track and Field Athlete of the Year in Pinellas County in the spring of 2012 as he won the state title in the triple jump and broke two school records
-In all, earned four letters in track and three in football as a safety
-While in high school, received the United States Achievement Academy Student of Excellence Award, the Mr. LHS Award and the 2012 Mike June Courage Award
-The mayor presented him with the On Top of Your Game Award as well as a key to the city
-One of four finalists for the National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award in the category of Courageous Student-Athlete, presented by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS)
-With twin brother Shaquill, started their own track club in St. Petersburg
-Chose UCF over Akron, Arkansas, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Colgate, FIU, Houston, Kent State, Kentucky, Marshall, Massachusetts, Miami, Minnesota, Princeton, South Alabama, Toledo, USF, West Virginia and Western Kentucky

PERSONAL
-Lost his left hand at the age of four due to a rare condition before birth
-Born in St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Nickname is Keem
-Parents are Terry and Tangie Griffin, and was born a minute after Shaquill

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