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Former Lufkin Panther still succeeding on field despite being deaf

By Caleb Beames

TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - It has been a long road for Demontrai Lewis, but it's a road that is not ending soon.

Lewis was a standout at Lufkin High School. Lewis won several player of the week and all-district honors while becoming a leader on the Pack defense.

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Source: KTRE

Police recommend charges against Seattle FB Derrick Coleman

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police recommended felony charges of vehicular assault and hit-and-run against Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman on Monday for an October car crash after which he acknowledged smoking synthetic marijuana.

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Source: USA Today

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Source: Star Tribune

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