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Seahawks Fullback Derrick Coleman Surprises Deaf Girls with Super Bowl Tickets

Coleman Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman will play the biggest game of his life on Sunday. He's making sure his biggest fans will be there. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty)

Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman -- the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player -- became a bit of an internet sensation recently after starring in a powerful Duracell commercial, and then after tweeting a picture of a sweet letter a young deaf fan wrote him.

The letter from nine-year-old Riley Kovalcik began, "I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids. Just try your best."

Coleman wrote back to Riley and her twin sister Erin, who is also hearing-impaired, and called her "a friend I have so much in common with."

But the inspiring story didn't stop there. Coleman surprised the girls on Good Morning America with tickets for them, plus mom and dad, for the Super Bowl. Check out the full video below:

[h/t SB Nation]

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