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Football, history and inspiration thrive at Gallaudet University

By Eric Moreno

gallaudetFootball history is littered with interesting stories and characters.

The story of the Gallaudet University Bison football team easily qualifies as one of the more fascinating ones.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the Bison have been playing organized club football since 1883 and made the leap to NCAA Division III in 2007. What makes the team and its student body special is that Gallaudet is a private school for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Read more: http://usafootball.com/blog/americas-game/football-history-and-inspiration-thrive-gallaudet-university

Source: USA Football

Deaf coach shows young football players there's no adversity they can't overcome

Craig Bryden is deaf, but the lessons he teaches youth football players in Springfield, Mass., come through loud and clear.

He talks but also uses body gestures to communicate and walks his young athletes through drills, connecting with the youngsters in whatever way works best.

Read more & view video: http://usafootball.com/blogs/americas-game/post/11296/deaf-coach-shows-young-football-players-there%27s-no-adversity-they-can%27t-overcome

Source: USA Football

Deaf football coach shows local players what overcoming adversity is all about

By Tamara Sacharczyk

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Craig Bryden isn’t your average football coach. He’s deaf and can read lips, but can’t have conversations with his players, or yell from the sidelines.

To break through the barriers of communication, Craig told 22News he uses body language out on the field with his players.

Read more & view video: http://wwlp.com/2015/10/28/deaf-football-coach-shows-local-players-what-overcoming-adversity-is-all-about/

Source: WWLP

Spring Lake Park youth football agrees to accommodate deaf players

By Shannon Prather

When Dov Nathanson, a deaf fourth-grader, plays football, the vibrations from a drum on the sidelines help him feel the “huts” barked by the quarterback. A sign-language interpreter allows him to follow along in team huddles.

When Dov’s parents felt that the Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Association was balking at the cost and perceived inconvenience of such accommodations, they sued it under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act. A federal judge recently refused to throw out the lawsuit.

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/spring-lake-park-youth-football-agrees-to-accommodate-deaf-players/337318351/

Source: Star Tribune

Seahawks to lift suspension of FB Derrick Coleman

By Tim Booth

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks said Monday they are lifting the suspension of fullback Derrick Coleman that was imposed after he was arrested following a car crash.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said it would be done as soon as possible, although the move was not listed on the league's official transactions report Monday. Once the suspension is lifted, Coleman could play Thursday night against San Francisco, but Carroll said the fullback has yet to be examined by team doctors following his involvement in the crash.

Read more: http://sports.timesunion.com/news/crime/article/Seahawks-to-lift-suspension-of-FB-Derrick-Coleman-6578226.php

Source: Times Union

Derrick Coleman’s lawyer: Concussion, deafness had role in crash

By Darin Gantt

The lawyer for Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman thinks his client may have suffered a concussion during the car crash that landed him in jail, which coupled with his deafness might have led police to thinking he was intoxicated.

Read more: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/10/16/derrick-colemans-lawyer-thinks-concussion-deafness-had-role-in-crash/

Source: NBC Sports

 
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