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Thanks to Duracell, a Deaf Seattle Seahawks Player Is the NFL’s Feel-Good Story of the Year

Derrick Coleman isn’t exactly an NFL superstar. But, thanks to a new campaign for Duracell and by helping his team, the Seattle Seahawks, earn a place in next weekend’s NFC Championship game, he may soon become a household name.

From Saatchi & Saatchi NY and Park Pictures director AG Rojas comes the above “Trust Your Power” spot, which in just two days has already netted 1.6 million plays on YouTube. Following Coleman’s career from his days as a young boy being mocked for his hearing aid through going undrafted out of college, it’s a well-told story of overcoming adversity and, remarkably, ties Coleman’s success to Duracell in a not-so-terrible way.

In case you’re wondering, the spot doesn’t mention that while Coleman went undrafted after college, he was picked in 2012 by the Seahawks and made his NFL playing debut earlier this year. The highlight of which so far was the above TD scored on Monday Night Football last month, which itself is accidentally symbolic of the unlikelihood of Coleman’s career. If this Duracell spot is playing during the commercial breaks, it will be downright impossible to root for anyone other than the Seahawks to win the Super Bowl this year.

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