Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman's commercial for Duracell has gone viral, and for good reason. The NFL's first deaf offensive player did the spot as part of Duracell's “Trust the Power Within” campaign, and this one is moving people. Huffington Post shared the details on Jan. 14.
Derrick Coleman's commercial for Duracell takes viewers through the story of his life all in one minute. Coleman became deaf at the age of 3 due to a genetic hearing impairment. The 23-year-old is the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player, and he is now garnering quite a bit of attention. Coleman wasn't initially drafted after a solid record playing at UCLA throughout college. However, he kept fighting and made his way onto the Seattle Seahawks this year.
Why did Coleman do the Duracell spot? He says, “I just hope to inspire people, especially children, to trust the power within and achieve their dreams.” So far aiming for his dreams is working well for Coleman. Derrick joins the rest of the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC Championship game Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. The heavily-anticipated game is expected to be close, but so far the Seahawks are slightly favored to win.