Deaf Seahawks fullback stars in inspiring commercial (video)

That’s Jay Buhner boosting the Seahawks. (Bettina Hansen / AP)

Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL, has taken a long road to the NFL, one that inspired a Duracell commercial that been viewed over 3 1/2 million times on YouTube.

Coleman’s story is likely to be revisited with the Seahawks hosting the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game Sunday. And, yes, it’s dusty in here.

H/T ThePostGame

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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