UCF alumnus and NFL rookie linebacker Shaquem Griffin will realize the opportunity of his dreams Sunday when the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced at a Wednesday press conference that Griffin would start at linebacker in place of injured K.J. Wright. Wright is recovering from a knee surgery and will likely reclaim his starting position once fully recovered, less a story along the lines of Lou Gehrig takes place.

Griffin joined the Seahawks with brother Shaquill Griffin in the fifth round of the NFL Draft, signing endorsement deals before his NFL career even began.

Both Shaquill and Shaquem will take the field in Denver Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EST.

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