VIDEO: Deaf Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman inspires us in new Duracell commercial
Here’s a heartwarming ad that will get you motivated and inspire you to achieve your goals.
Seattle Seahawk fullback Derrick Coleman beat all odds and achieved his dream of becoming a professional football player in the NFL.
When Coleman was a toddler he was diagnosed with a incurable hearing impairment and had to be fitted for hearing aids at a very young age.
While growing up in California, he had to deal with teasing and bullying at school and was rarely picked to play sports and participate in activities.
Despite being deaf, he excelled on the football field at UCLA by learning to read lips and work harder than everyone else.
Coleman is now playing for the Seattle Seahawks in front of thousands of fans and is the first legally deaf offensive player to play in the NFL.
Watch this Duracell commercial and you will become inspired to trust your power within and defy adversity . To learn more about Coleman’s story watch his interview on NFL.com.