The Power of Perseverance

Posted by January 14, 2014 • Share:

Did you know that there’s a deaf player in the NFL?

Derrick Coleman of the Seattle Seahawks is the first legally deaf player to be part of an NFL offense.  Throughout his life, he was told by other players and coaches that he’d never make it in football.  He wasn’t drafted in 2012 but was signed to the Seahawks as a practice player in December 2012. Derrick narrates this video himself, “hoping to inspire others, especially others, to trust the power within and achieve their dreams.”