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Posted on Jan 11, 2014

Inspiring Ad Tells The Story Of Deaf NFL Player Derrick Coleman

The running back for the Seattle Seahawks refused to let anyone keep him down.

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In the ad, directed by Park Pictures' AG Rojas, Derrick Coleman describes his challenging childhood being deaf, where he says he was bullied and always picked last.

When he wasn't picked for the NFL draft, Coleman said everyone told him it was over.

"But I've been deaf since I was three," he says, "so I didn't listen."

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