Super Bowl 2014: Derrick Coleman surprises hearing-impaired girls (video)

Twins Erin Kovalcik (left) and Riley got a surprise gift from Derrick Coleman. (Charles Sykes / Invision for Duracell via AP)

The Derrick Coleman story just got better.

Coleman, the Seattle Seahawks’ hearing-impaired fullback inspired two little girls, who share his disability. Riley and Erin  Kovalcik, who are twins, became famous for a letter to Coleman that their father tweeted.

Coleman tweeted back:

Then Coleman surprised the girls with tickets to the Super Bowl. Their reaction via “Good Morning America” is just priceless:

Here’s Coleman’s Duracell commercial about his path to the Super Bowl. It’s viewed over 12 million times:

Yes, it’s dusty in here.

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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Keith McMillan · January 30, 2014

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