Clemson equipment manager David Saville shares special moment with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Shaquem Griffin, and Shaquill Griffin
Clemson Tigers football coach Dabo Swinney put forth an awesome gesture to equipment manager David Saville last week, providing him with two tickets to the the NFL’s biggest game, the Super Bowl.
Saville, who has down syndrome, then shared a special moment with Seattle Seahawks players (and brothers) Shaquem Griffin and Shaquill Griffin, not to mention NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, at the Super Bowl on Sunday night.
.@ClemsonFB surprised equipment manager David Saville with @SuperBowl tickets earlier this week… And now he's here with @NFLCommish, @Shaquemgriffin, and @ShaquillG! #SuperBowlSurprise #SBLIII pic.twitter.com/CwGoQ65KTi
— NFL (@NFL) February 4, 2019
What a night it must have been for Saville, who met the commissioner and some NFL players and got to see his New England Patriots win yet another championship.
Both of the Griffin brothers played their collegiate football at the University of Central Florida, with Shaquill entering the NFL in 2017 and Shaquem following in his footsteps the next season.
Shaquill, who was chosen by the Seahawks in the third round (90th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, played in 15 games and made 11 starts during his rookie campaign, finishing with 58 tackles, one sack, one interception and 15 passes defended.
The 23-year-old then went on to start all 16 games for Seattle this past season, registering 61 tackles, a couple of picks and eight passes defended.
Shaquem was taken by the Seahawks in the fifth round (141st pick overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The twin brother of Shaquill played in all 16 contests this past year, but mainly came off the bench, making just one start. He accumulated 11 tackles.
Seattle won 10 games in 2018 and ended up notching the first Wild Card spot in the NFC. It went on to lose to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.