10 Things to Know About Derrick Coleman

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Determined to Ball

Regardless of being teased by children who called him “four ears,” Coleman was determined to ball. He would often play football with his hearing aids, which fell out a lot during the game. But his mother May Hamlin found a way to protect them. "I took a pair of my pantyhose and I cut the pantyhose and tied the top of it,” Hamlin told CBS.

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