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Derrick Coleman: The deaf Super Bowl champion who broke the sound barrier

By Samantha Bresnahan

(CNN) When you meet Derrick Coleman, Jr., the first word that comes to mind is "genuine." The list does not stop there. Throw in "appreciative," "funny," "kind," and "impressive." And all of that is before you even realize Coleman is a rising star in the National Football League, who also happens to be deaf.

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Source: CNN

Rebel overcoming disability

By Carrie Anderson

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - It's a sound most of us take for granted when watching football.

The whistle.

For Ole Miss Rebel Tee Shepard, it's a sound he'll never forget.

Shepard recalled the first time he heard it, during Rebel fall camp, ''He (blows the whistle), 'Tee did you hear my whistle? Can you hear the whistle?' I'm like no, but blow it again. Whoa! I was amazed."

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Source: WMC Action News 5

Tee Shepard to Speak at Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

Tee Shepard, a junior on the Ole Miss football team, will be the special guest at the annual Donuts for Dads Celebration at the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, Friday, July 24 at 9 a.m.

Shepard will tell his remarkable story, not just about his success on the football field, but that he has reached his dream of playing college football with a hearing loss that he has had since birth.

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Source: Ole Miss Athletics

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman is back on the field and promoting his new book

When Derrick Coleman tackled Trindon Holliday at the 14-yard line on the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XLVIII, he wasn’t making that play to be an inspiration or to make history.

The Seattle Seahawks’ fullback and special teams standout was just being what he always believed he had the talent to be: an important player on an NFL team.

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Source: Seattle Seahawks

Derrick Coleman on Life as a Deaf NFL Player and Making 'No Excuses'

Derrick Coleman is living his dream as a Super Bowl-winning fullback for the Seattle Seahawks, but few would have expected the 24-year-old to end up there.

Coleman, deaf since childhood, is only the third hearing-impaired player ever to reach the National Football League and the league’s first legally deaf offensive player.

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Source: ABC News

The Inside Story of Derrick Coleman's Journey from Unknown to Inspiration

By Derrick Coleman Jr. with Marcus Brotherton

During the Seattle Seahawks 2013 championship run, numerous team storylines captured the nation’s attention. Little-known fullback Derrick Coleman Jr. watched as second-year quarterback Russell Wilson led the team to a franchise-record 13-3 season, and cornerback Richard Sherman and running back Marshawn Lynch emerged as stars, one outspoken, one happy to let his play do the talking. But there were more stories to be told, and as the postseason approached, Coleman—the NFL’s first deaf offensive player—stepped toward the spotlight. This is his story.

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Source: Seattle Weekly News

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