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Duracell ad with deaf Seahawks fullback will make you tear up

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The Seattle Seahawks are gearing up for another playoff matchup on Sunday and a shot at Super Bowl XLVIII, but it's a lesser-known man on the roster who's turning heads this week in a Duracell ad.

Fullback Derrick Coleman wasn't drafted in 2012 even after an epic career at UCLA tallying 1,840 career yards and 19 touchdowns -- 765 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 2011 alone. Coleman was even at Vikings training camp in 2012, but didn't make it to the NFL until the Seahawks picked him up this season. That pick made him the first deaf offensive player to play in the NFL.

Coleman had 3 catches for 30 yards in his first game of the season and caught a touchdown pass during a Monday Night Football game against the Saints in December.

In the ad, Coleman says he was picked on and picked last as a kid, but now, thousands of fans can pick him out on the field, and he can hear them cheering.

Deaf since age 3, Coleman needs to read lips when wearing hearing aids in order to communicate. Under his helmet, he wears two skullcaps, one to keep his hearing aids dry and a second to keep them from falling out, ESPN said.


WATCH THE AD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2HD57z4F8E

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