Seattle Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin retires from NFL

Linebacker Shaquem Griffin announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday

He is looking forward to helping others as part of the NFL Legends Community.

Griffin had his left hand amputated at age 4 because of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital condition

He became the first player with one hand to be drafted in the NFL's modern era when the Seattle Seahawks chose him in the fifth round in 2018.

It reunited him with his twin brother, Shaquill, then the Seahawks' starting left cornerback.

The NFL congratulated Griffin on his retirement, tweeting that he is "a true inspiration."

"I didn't want people thinking, Aw, the one-handed player got cut. I don't do sympathy, man. I don't like people feeling sorry for me," he wrote.

"But at no point did I ever think that that was it for me in the NFL." He added.

The Seahawks congratulated Griffin on his retirement Wednesday and tweeted: "Your story will be remembered for generations."