Deaf NFL Player Derrick Coleman Is 'America Strong'

Seattle Seahawks player defied the odds by becoming first deaf offensive player in the NFL.
3:00 | 01/16/14

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The professional football player about to play the biggest game of his life in front of the -- just fans in history. And he has become an inspiration by tackling a challenge it on and off the field. And ABC's Neal Karlinsky has the man who is America strong. It. To most of us the -- theme is -- being balloons in. To Seattle Seahawks number forty that -- from work. Sounds more like this -- old -- -- investing cartoonist who I am. So I mean I'm not gonna listen Mario come here and tell -- -- and that's who I am so it made me who I am today. Derrick Coleman is the first legally -- offensive player in the NFL the fullback -- the unlikely star of this Duracell battery commercial -- nearly five million times on line. They -- me couldn't be done. But I was a lost cause. Number -- on -- since the age of three he never quit. And overcame incredible odds first as a star in high school then at UCLA. And now with the Seattle Seahawks. He taught himself to read lips because even as powerful hearing -- aren't enough for him to know exactly when a plea is about to began. Used to have tricks uncle moved it won't move. That much I think I had maybe two fault us for mobile career. And please changed at the last minute -- the quarterback terms so Coleman can read his lips Russell Wilson. -- the audible -- as his team -- the last team standing between them and the Super Bowl this weekend number forty will be there. Reading lips and feeling the vibrations of the fans' cheers -- people. Like oh you can do this and move more motivation from OK watch. That America's strong Neal Karlinsky ABC news Seattle.

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