Which Seahawks player is deaf?

Which Seahawks player is deaf?

Which Seahawks player is deaf?

Coleman
Coleman is the first legally deaf offensive player in the NFL….Derrick Coleman (American football)

Coleman with the Seattle Seahawks in 2015
No. 40, 48
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Born: October 18, 1990 Los Angeles, California

How did Derrick Coleman go deaf?

Coleman lost his hearing when he was 3 due to what doctors believe was a genetic disorder. A California native, he wound up playing fullback at UCLA.

Are there any deaf professional footballers?

Only a few deaf footballers have reached the top of the game. The most famous was Cliff Bastin, who played in the 1930s for Arsenal and England, holding the north London team’s goal-scoring record for nearly 60 years. But his team-mates told him to carry on using his voice as before.

Are there any deaf soccer players?

Frost was born with a moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. He currently wears Phonak Sky hearing aids and relies on speech as his primary form of communication.

Who was the second deaf player in NFL history?

Kenny Walker was the second deaf player in NFL history. Although he’s a former Denver Bronco, he’s rooting for Derrick Coleman and the Seattle Seahawks to win Super Bowl XLVIII. In December 1990, Kenny Walker was playing his final home game as part of the University of Nebraska‚Äôs storied college football team.

Who is the deaf player in the Duracell commercial?

The above commercial is from Duracell and stars Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. After not being drafted in 2012 despite a stellar career at UCLA, Coleman made the Seahawks this season.

When did Derrick Coleman join the Seattle Seahawks?

Coleman went undrafted, then signed as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings on April 28, 2012. He was waived by the Vikings in August. Coleman was signed by the Seattle Seahawks in December 2012. He made the 2013 season cut after the fourth preseason game and thus was added to the 53-man roster.