The Seattle Seahawk who makes you want to root for him

Richard Sherman has been getting the lion’s share of the attention since his Seattle Seahawks won the NFC championship last weekend. Sherman’s spirited postgame interview made for great entertainment and subsequent debate, but it is — thankfully — fading.

Maybe, it affords us the opportunity to focus a little bit on the Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman, who told his story a few weeks ago in a Duracell commercial. He’s hearing impaired.

It’s a nice story, made better by today’s confirmation that he’s no football phony.

On Tuesday, the father of a hearing-impaired girl tweeted this beautiful letter.

And yesterday, Coleman tweeted back his own…

  • CHL

    This guy has Class. Refreshing.

  • Tom K

    Thanks for posting, Bob. I was touched by the story, especially the letters.

  • Jack

    Love it! We need more of these kinds of role models.