Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman was shockingly arrested and held without bail for alleged vehicular assault and hit and run! The role model for the deaf community is in some SERIOUS trouble.
Derrick Coleman, 24, was picked up by the King County police in Seattle, WA, for alleged vehicular assault and hit and run early on Thursday, October 15; he was booked into King County Jail 1:20am, according to the Seattle Times. Derrick was reportedly driving a pickup truck in the 13600 block of SE 36th Street in Seattle around 6:00pm on October 14, when he collided with a Honda Civic. Terrible!
Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman inspired fans of all ages when he starred in a Duracell commercial that chronicled his life growing up deaf. After seeing the clip, NFL fan Riley Kovalcik, 9, wrote him a letter to tell him he was her ‘inspiration,’ and Derrick responded with an even more powerful message.
Derrick Coleman, a deaf fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, was in a Duracell battery commercial that went viral and inspired many people — hearing impaired or not — around the world. One particular person however, was inspired so by the commercial: Riley Kovalcik. The girl, 9, who wears hearing aides herself, wrote Derrick a letter that will touch your heart, and sparked a greater conversation about their empowering story! See their letters, here.
Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who has been deaf since age three, is sharing his inspiring life story in an amazing new Duracell commercial that just might move you to tears — watch it right here!
Derrick Coleman, who was diagnosed with an incurable genetic hearing impairment when he was three, had been told his whole life that he should give up on his dream of playing football. Today he is the first legally deaf offensive player in NFL history. In his inspiring new ad, he reveals how, against all odds, he achieved his lifelong goal of playing in the NFL.