10 Things to Know About Derrick Coleman

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  • Derrick Coleman Seattle Seahawks Man to Watch
  • Seeing Sounds
  • Read My Lips
  • Determined to Ball
  • Undrafted
  • NFL Debut
  • Seattle Seahawks First Game
  • First NFL Touch Down
  • Internet Sensation
  • An Inspiration for All
  • Lombardi Trophy on the Line

Read My Lips

Coleman does not use sign language, but relies on lip reading on and off the field to communicate. “My freshman year at Oregon, it got so loud that I literally turned off my hearing aids," Coleman told ESPN in 2011. "I didn't move until the ball was snapped and then I just read our quarterback Kevin Craft's lips. The only thing I didn't hear was the whistle.”

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