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February 3, 2014

Seattle Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman Inspires Us All


February 3, 2014—Since the age of 3, Derrick Coleman has had limited hearing, likely due to a recessive genetic condition.

However, he never let it slow him down, and with a the use of a hearing aid and the ability to read lips he became a star running back for the UCLA Bruins. Today, he is in his second season as fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, basking in the glory of the team's first ever Super Bowl title!

Below is a list of recent press and news about this inspiring athlete:

  • Click here to view the Duracell commercial in Coleman was recently featured.
  • Click here for an ESPN interview with Coleman's parents.
  • Click here for a story about Coleman's surprise visit to a 10-year-old boy with hearing loss.
  • Click here for an article and video featuring Coleman's teammate, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, talking about what it is like to have Coleman as a team member.
  • Click here for an video of Coleman surprising two nine-year-old twin sisters with hearing loss with tickets to the Superbowl.
  • Click here for an article about Coleman handing out free hearing aids at Yankee Stadium the day before the Super Bowl.
  • Click here for a posting about Coleman's parents and their experience raising him.