[4] Griffin and his younger brother, Blake Griffin, were home-schooled by their mother from first grade until Taylor was in the tenth grade and Blake was in eighth. On August 17, 2009, he signed his first professional contract with the Suns. [12] In August 2010, he signed with Belgacom Liège Basket of Belgium. He was the 13th cornerback selected in 2017.[26][27]. [9], With his brother Blake, Taylor Griffin helped lead Oklahoma to the Elite Eight of the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. [5], Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Griffin was listed as the No. For SMU Student Shot And Killed On Halloween, Americans Look North During Election Suspense, ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC.

© 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. He is the twin brother of fellow Seahawks player Shaquem Griffin,[1] and both brothers played college football for the University of Central Florida Knights. [19] On January 24, 2017, he appeared in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl for Jim Zorn's American team and recorded three combined tackles as they lost 27–7 to the National team. He played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma and is the older brother of Blake Griffin. Griffin’s second interception of the season tied a single season career high. [11] His younger brother Blake was taken as the 1st pick by the Los Angeles Clippers. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. [35] He remained in concussion protocol and was inactive for the Seahawks' 24–13 victory at the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. [39][40] Pro Football Focus gave Griffin an overall grade of 77.2, ranking as the 58th-highest grade among all qualified cornerbacks in 2017. Taylor is Blake's big brother, and the two played together at Oklahoma, both entering the NBA draft in 2009. On July 26, 2010, he was waived by the Suns. [10], Taylor was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 48th overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft. In November 2012, Griffin was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors. [33] After Lane returned from injury, head coach Pete Carroll stated Griffin would remain the starting cornerback entering Week 8. [28] Griffin joined the defensive unit nicknamed the Legion of Boom for its final season. Guess it worked ... the Browns picked Jordan -- mazel tov -- but did Blake only agree to shoot the hype video because he was banging Jordan's sister at the time? [19], "One drop rule:A guide to black celebrities", Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin is a skilled mimic, Griffin's return to Oklahoma has Sooners looking for title, Sooners' savior?

[44] In Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins, Griffin recorded another interception, this time thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, during the 31–23 win. [12] Griffin was assigned multiple times to the Iowa Energy during his rookie season. For his brother, the linebacker, see, Griffin with the Seattle Seahawks in 2018, University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights, "One-handed LB Shaquem Griffin drafted by Seahawks, reunited with twin brother Shaquill", "For UCF standout Shaquill Griffin, NFL dream is all about family", "NCF: Identical twins have NFL dreams, with only three hands", "Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin kept promise to twin brother", "Shaquem Griffin: UCF's unstoppable one-handed star", "Lakewood's Shaquill Griffin hopes to give back after realizing NFL dream", "Shaquill Griffin stuck by his twin; now NFL teams are catching up", "Griffin twins go their separate ways on the gridiron for first time", "2013 Football Roster: Shaquem Griffin Bio", "2013 Football Roster: Shaquill Griffin Bio", "UCF at Temple Box Score, October 17, 2015", "Tulane at Central Florida Box Score, November 5, 2016", "35 Collegiate Bowl Players Invited to 2017 NFL Combine", "2017 NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL – FINAL STATS", "NFL Combine 2017: Complete list of invited players", "NFL Draft 2017: Athletic cornerback Shaquill Griffin visits Eagles", "Shaquill Griffin, DS #17 CB, Central Florida", http://www.draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=127195&draftyear=2017&genpos=CB, "Seattle Seahawks Select Central Florida Cornerback Shaquill Griffin With No. He chose to attend UCF after high school. [7], Griffin played for the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights from 2013 to 2016,[8] rejecting offers from other teams including the Miami Hurricanes, his dream team, to play with his twin brother Shaquem.

[23], The Seattle Seahawks selected Griffin in the third round (90th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

On June 15, 2017, the Seattle Seahawks signed Griffin to a four-year, $3.25 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $758,620. [6] He played high school football for the Spartans. On November 3, 2014, he was again reacquired by the Warriors. [9] He left UCF one season before Shaquem, as Shaquem redshirted his freshman year while Shaquill saw playing time. [42], Griffin was named to the Pro Bowl on January 17, 2020 as an alternate. Head coach Pete Carroll named Griffin the fourth cornerback on the depth chart behind Richard Sherman, Jeremy Lane, and Neiko Thorpe.