Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman Surprises Deaf Girls with Super Bowl Tickets
Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman — the NFL’s first legally deaf offensive player — became a bit of an internet sensation recently after starring in a powerful Duracell commercial, and then after tweeting a picture of a sweet letter a young deaf fan wrote him.
The letter from nine-year-old Riley Kovalcik began, “I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best.”
— jake kovalcik (@JakeIsMobile) January 21, 2014
Coleman wrote back to Riley and her twin sister Erin, who is also hearing-impaired, and called her “a friend I have so much in common with.”
— Derrick Coleman Jr (@DC2forlife) January 22, 2014
[h/t SB Nation]