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Derrick Coleman is an accomplished NFL player with a Super Bowl ring as a fullback for the Seattle Seahawks at the young age of 24-years-old. Though the player is living his dream, many are unaware of the challenges he faced to get where he is today.
UrbanMecca · 6/2/2015
Last week, they saw a TV commercial featuring the Seattle Seahawks' Derrick Coleman. "I thought it was very touching because I didn’t think there was any athlete that actually could play that could be exactly hearing impaired like me and Erin," Riley says.
CBS News · ByElaine Quijano · 1/23/2014
NEWARK - No one thought he would be here. No one in the NFL thought that Derrick Coleman, diagnosed as deaf at age 3, would ever make it to the Super Bowl. Few thought he could play in the league, period. The truth is that Coleman made NFL general …
Newsday · ByBarbara Barker · 1/29/2014
The 12th Man is now officially the loudest crowd in sports history, but there is one Seahawk who wasn't bowled over by the record breaking, thundering cheers: Derrick Coleman, a Seattle Seahawks fullback, who is also the first legally deaf offensive player ...
MYNorthwest.com · 1/3/2014
I don't know what is going on but it seems like UCLA alums are lining up with starring roles in some kind of NFL's version of "Pay it Forward" movie. Coleman, who grew up knowing a little something about being overlooked, stopped reading his iPad and saw …
SB Nation · 6/12/2014
A Duracell commercial featuring Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has been making the rounds on the internet the past few days and already has over 2.5 million views for great reason. The commercial is about Coleman’s perseverance as a …
Larry Brown Sports · 1/15/2014
Former Syracuse University basketball star Derrick Coleman will not be honored as an ACC Legend this year during the conference tournament. Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Former Syracuse University basketball star Derrick Coleman will not be honored as an …
LocalSYR · 2/20/2015
NEW YORK -- Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman may not be the biggest name on Seattle's roster, but he might have the biggest heart. Coleman, the only legally deaf offensive player in NFL history, surprised two hearing-impaired twin sisters with tickets to ...
CBS Sports · 1/31/2014
NFL running back Derrick Coleman received a very special letter from a young fan who admired the player because he was deaf. Riley Kovalcik wrote that she was inspired by Coleman and that they had something in common: they were both deaf, as was …
The Christian Post · BySami K. Martin · 1/24/2014
With the move the Seahawks were able to promote WR Phil Bates from the practice squad to the active roster. Although the team is able to carry 53 players on their roster, only 46 are allowed to be active for a game. According to their injury report after ...
12th Man Rising · 10/26/2014