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UCF Star Shaquem Griffin Has Reportedly Received His NFL Combine Invite

Shaquem Griffin raising his arms.

ORLANDO, FL - NOVEMBER 24: Shaquem Griffin #18 of the UCF Knights reacts prior to a play against the South Florida Bulls in the first quarter at Spectrum Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)

UCF star Shaquem Griffin is apparently going to the NFL Combine after all.

UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin was one of the best stories of the 2017 college football season. Griffin has his left hand amputated as a child due to a medical condition, but didn't let that stop him on the gridiron.

A two-time first-team All-AAC performer and the AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2016, Griffin was a second-team All-American in 2017. He also was named MVP of the Peach Bowl.

Griffin also made the cut for the Senior Bowl. He played in the prestigious all-star event last weekend.

Despite all of these accolades, one thing was missing for Griffin: an invite to the NFL Combine. He was the most notable snub, and the media began to champion his case.

Yahoo's Pat Forde wrote a column asking why Griffin hadn't been invited. ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard also campaigned for Griffin.

Well, it looks like patience has paid off. Multiple media outlets are reporting today that Griffin has received his combine invite.

He'll work out at the annual event in Indianapolis during the first weekend in March.

Griffin's incredible journey has gotten him pretty far. The next step is the NFL, and now that he's going to the Combine, he'll be further scrutinized.

Something tells us he'll be able to handle it.