If you’re looking for a shot of inspiration, look no further than this short Duracell ad highlighting the struggle of Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman to overcome his disability and play in the NFL.
Coleman, who lost his hearing at the age of 3, but managed to survive by reading lips and hearing aids, is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. The former UCLA standout was signed by Seattle as an undrafted player in 2012. He appeared in 12 games this season and scored the first touchdown of his career against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 2 (8-yard reception during a 34-7 victory).
The Seahawks are set to play the conference championship game this weekend against the San Francisco 49ers that will determine who will go to the Superbowl.