The voice is that of Derrick Coleman, a former fullback for the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks. Coleman, 26, is the first legally deaf offensive player in the league. And the advertisement, for battery company Duracell, is meant to highlight his challenging journey to. Derrick Coleman, NFL's first deaf offensive player, ready to start over on special teams for the Seattle Seahawks after he went undrafted and.

He became the first deaf player in the NFL. From there, Coleman moved on to Seattle, where he played from and met his future.

Coleman is the first deaf player on offense to play in the NFL and he has He won't see any in Thursday's finale at the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle Seahawks backup fullback Derrick Coleman is making some noise. In just his second year in the NFL, the deaf football player is one. Seattle Seahawks player Derrick Coleman speaks to the press during a Police said Coleman, who is deaf, was able to understand their.

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