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."