"They told me it was over. But I've been deaf since I was 3, so I didn't listen."
So goes the story of Derrick Coleman, the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player. As one can imagine, Coleman has faced his share of hurdles during his life. After starring at UCLA he went undrafted in 2012. He signed with the Seahawks in 2013 and has had a productive year, scoring the first touchdown of his career on Dec. 2 against the New Orleans Saints.
Now, as Coleman and the Seahawks prepare to take on New Orleans again in the NFC divisional round, Duracell is debuting a sleek new video narrated by Coleman. The spot takes viewers through Coleman's life, from his days as a child getting bullied at school all the way to now, when he has become the starting fullback for the best team in the NFC.
This clip is part of Duracell's "Trust Your Power" campaign, which has also featured San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis.