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Partially Deaf Recruit Darrion Green Lands 1st Offer from Harbaugh, Michigan

By Damon Sayles

For some, a dream is just that—a dream.

Darrion Green had a dream of one day playing college football. That dream heightened every day and became more of a goal with every disparaging remark. Green is a rising 3-star cornerback from Dallas who also happens to be partially deaf.

Read more: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2625370-hearing-impaired-recruit-darrion-green-lands-1st-offer-from-harbaugh-michigan

Source: Bleacher Report

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.

Read more & view video: http://www.ktre.com/story/31133870/former-lufkin-panther-still-succeeding-on-field-despite-being-deaf

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.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/01/25/police-recommend-charges-against-seattle-fb-derrick-coleman/79321206/

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.

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

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