Shaquem Griffin, the former Seattle Seahawk who become one among University of Central Florida's

Maximum popular players in history, introduced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.

"Football changed into usually Plan B," he wrote in a tale for The Players' Tribune. "Plan A became to go to university,

Get an schooling and do some thing that might make a positive impact within the world."

He continued: "The time has come for me to retire from professional soccer. It’s time for me to execute my Plan A."

Griffin, who grew to become 27 last month, became the first one-handed player drafted in

the league's contemporary technology while the Seahawks decided on him within the fifth round in 2018.

He had his left hand amputated whilst he turned into four years old due to amniotic band collection,

a condition at some stage in being pregnant wherein strands of the amniotic sac separate and entangle digits,

limbs, or different components of the fetus. When the Seahawks picked Griffin,

He become reunited with dual brother Shaquill, whom the team decided on in Round three the year earlier than.