Derrick Coleman: Watch The Deaf NFL Star’s Inspiring Commercial

Wed, January 15, 2014 9:39pm EST by 7 Comments

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.

Derrick Coleman’s Ad — Deaf NFL Star’s Inspiring Duracell Commercial

While growing up in California, the 23-year-old fullback found success on the football field by wearing a hearing aid and learning to lip read, according to the Huffington Post.

Derrick Shines in ‘Power’ Ad

But Derrick knows that he never would have made it without the most important thing of all: perseverance!

Even though he graduated from UCLA without being drafted, Derrick never gave up on his dream. He made the Minnesota Vikings’ practice squad last season, and went on to join the Seahawks’ practice squad in December, 2012. Now, as he says in the ad, he has the “loudest fans in the NFL cheering me on.”

“I think everyone has their unique story and that just happens to be mine,” Derrick told

Derrick Coleman Wants To Inspire Children With Moving Ad

Derrick knows real power comes from within, so it’s no surprise that Duracell tapped him to do the ad. But what made him sign on?

“I just hope to inspire people, especially children, to trust the power within and achieve their dreams,” Derrick told Sporting News.

Well, Derrick has totally inspired us!

How about you, HollywoodLifers? Do YOU think Derrick’s ad is inspiring? Let us know!

– Tierney McAfee

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Posted at 10:28 AM on January 18, 2014  

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