The crowd was hollering by now.
Amazingly, Griffin's previous best was 11 reps of 225 pounds.
Can this really be happening?
"I can't tell you who but I had somebody tell me they had met John Wooden before and that the feeling they got sitting down with John Wooden for five minutes was the same feeling they got from him, " Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on Friday.
Griffin's unofficial 4.38 isn't just fast for a person, National Football League player or linebacker.
Griffin does not have a left hand.
Despite having just one hand, he kept up with his twin brother on and off the field. "I didn't know I had it in me, but it came out". I get it. But, by all accounts, the mind-blowing statistics combined with his combine performance sure add up to what looks to be a legitimately terrifying outside linebacker at the National Football League level.
Memorial service for Rev. Billy Graham
Graham will be buried next to his wife in a memorial prayer garden at the library, with his grandchildren serving as pallbearers. Graham once described his daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, as the best preacher in the family. "I am deeply touched and grateful".
"It was unbelievable, hearing the crowd and having the juices flowing, I mean I felt it", Griffin said. However, his output on Saturday was more than three times what Griffin had set out to do at the beginning of the competition. "There's going to be a lot more doubters saying what I can't do, and I think I'm ready to prove them wrong". "I still remember doing my first pull-up".
Griffin, using a prosthetic on his left hand, shocked everyone by posting 20 reps Saturday.
He's a jack-of-all-trades defensive player from the University of Central Florida, who became a late invite to the NFL Combine. Just being able to do that, that was wonderful. I'm excited about tomorrow.
Griffin said he hopes he's an inspiration to kids everywhere.
"I'm planning on doing both linebacker and DB drills", Griffin said.
Not all the defensive linemen and linebackers at the combine participated in the bench press.
"I feel like all the boys and girls out there with birth defects ... we have our own little nation, and we've got to support each other, because everybody in this world deserves to show what they can do without anybody telling them they can't". That near-decision gets more insane by the hour. "That was an awesome feeling, and it makes you enjoy it that much more".