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The Man Who Never Heard the Word 'No'

Derrick Coleman, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, was born deaf. He never let it hold him back from his dream to play for the NFL, no matter how many setbacks he faced along the way. His story proves the power of hard work and perseverance.
You don't have to be a professional football player to find the inner strength to change your life.
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Member Comments

  • Love it, great story. - 3/6/2018 11:31:23 AM
  • Love it! I've been hearing impaired since I was two or three. Great to see deaf people like Derrick and Nyle (Dancing With the Stars and ANTM) showing the world deaf people are strong too. :-) - 4/14/2017 1:14:26 PM
  • the video is working now - 2/27/2017 11:34:58 AM
  • RLKARMAN..thank you for posting a link to this great man. I was able to view that video just fine.

    Susan - 5/1/2016 12:39:45 AM
  • Rather than get upset with SP, let's try and problem solve rather than complain. At the time SP posted this video, it was working. Since, however, the owner of the video made it private. After searching on YouTube, I found a relevant video about Derrick Coleman: just copy and paste the link below.
    h?v=lHtauASkebY - 4/9/2016 3:58:37 PM
  • the tech people need to fix the problem of the video not playing, or remove it. Frustrating. - 11/26/2015 1:24:18 PM
    I choose NOT to be on facebook, so I could not watch this video. Disappointing. - 11/19/2015 10:05:35 PM
  • EVAG1209
    Derrick Coleman may not have said "no," but YouTube did -- couldn't watch it. - 4/25/2015 10:33:00 AM
    Can't watch it, it says it's 'private'. - 3/11/2015 1:35:57 PM
  • The video wouldn't play. Said This is a private message! :( - 1/20/2015 4:03:07 PM
  • So not a football fan so have never heard of him....
    Sitting here crying like a baby. Touching and inspiring. - 8/5/2014 9:49:23 AM
  • One of my best childhood friends for over 30 years wore a hearing aid and dealt with a number of other health issues. She always smiled, believed in her dream of singing, and could belt out some melodies that were amazing. Never underestimate the power of inner belief. - 3/30/2014 2:11:36 PM
  • Derrick Coleman is an inspiration to so many and especial to those who are hearing impaired. Will be rooting for the Seahawks for Super bowl.

    GO HAWKS! GO DERRICK! - 2/1/2014 7:36:29 PM
    That was a wonderful story. It shows that with faith and courage you can accomplish anything you decide to do. Thanks for sharing! - 1/30/2014 7:46:34 AM