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  1. Derrick Coleman By: Mackenzie Meador

  2. Derrick Coleman • Fullback for Seattle Seahawks • First legally deaf offensive player

  3. Duracell commercial • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2HD57z4F8E

  4. Disability • Became deaf at the age of 3 • Cause for hearing loss has never been pinpointed, but it is thought to be genetic

  5. Background information

  6. Affects of disability • Taunted in elementary school- called “four ears” • Wore “bulky” hearing aids • At age 9, he was attacked on the playground by 5 children • Hearing aids not helpful when playing football • He had trouble when he first started playing football because the players would wear mouth pieces and the coaches did a lot of twitching and shouting

  7. Overcomer

  8. First touchdown in nfl regular season game • http://www.seahawks.com/videos-photos/videos/Derrick-Coleman-8-yard-touchdown/210b5cbf-769d-48f7-9225-e018614f42df