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Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman is the first deaf offensive player to play in the NFL.

They Lost The Ability To See And Hear But That Doesn't Stop Them Dominating The Football Field


 “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”

-Vince Lombardi (Legendary Green Bay Packers coach)

Football is not known as a sport with compassion or an inclusive spirit. But here are two inspiring stories from a sport known for stirring speeches and heroic underdog stories.

First is this advert featuring Derrick Coleman who, despite a successful college career, was not drafted into the NFL in 2012. But when he was picked up the following year, he made a big impact.

Our second feature is the classic story of the fan turned player, but with one important difference. Jake Olson lost his eyesight to cancer and first made the news as the special guest of a top football team. But what happened next surprised everyone. Except Jake.