Bet ya didn’t know the Seattle Seahawks have a deaf fullback until Duracell made this inspiring commercial. Derrick Coleman narrates a quick montage of his life as a deaf football player and his will to never give up.
Coleman says, “I’ve been deaf since I was three, so I didn’t listen,” annnnd queue your chills.
Coleman is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. He played college ball at UCLA where he had an impressive career and yet was not drafted in 2012. This is his first season with the Seahawks where he had 3 catches for 30 yards, and also caught a touchdown pass against the Saints in the Monday Night Football game on December 2nd.
Honestly, I hope he catches the game winning pass against the 49ers this week and sends the Seahawks to the SuperBowl.
Good work Duracell, that’s a commercial I’m not about to forget.