Super Bowl 2014: Seahawk's Derrick Coleman First Legally Deaf Player

The fullback says he used other people's doubts to motivate himself to succeed.
3:00 | 01/19/14

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Transcript for Super Bowl 2014: Seahawk's Derrick Coleman First Legally Deaf Player
The most compelling stories today really has to be data -- star player for the Seahawks this gentleman his name is Derrick Coleman he's made it to the pinnacle of his sport. Despite being legally death. Here's ABC's Neal Karlinsky. Leader today -- Stephen -- news. Loaded in the NFL's Seattle Seahawks number forty will be the only player who sees the fans. -- can't -- them very well. Fullback Derrick Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL. And he wouldn't change a thing -- Just who I am I'm not gonna let Mario come here and tell me -- me -- made me who I am today Coleman. Life story making in the unlikely star of this Duracell battery commercial that's gone by. They -- me it couldn't be done. That I was a lost cause. The chilling and inspirational -- is no story it's Coleman's life. He gave up. Until -- -- -- early on his hearing -- were a problem they just didn't fit or work right inside his helmet. Until his mother had an idea. So a pair of pantyhose position and I kept them respect the hearing. And -- it. I needed to help him. Achieve his dream -- He taught himself to read lips to get -- -- something he relies on during games if you weren't wearing your hearing aids and what what I sound like right now. I know you've talked it. My -- like the -- your -- but who basically all mobile from me he spends his free time visiting schools spreading the message that no one is perfect and no matter what the challenge. Anything is possible one -- It's like oh you can do this -- -- move more motivation from OK watch. The man who was told he'd never make it is now just one win away and I super. Good Morning America Neal Karlinsky ABC news.

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