Derrick Coleman is a badass
As huge of an advertising juggernaut as the NFL is, commercials starring NFL players often feel interchangeable. Here, though, is a great piece of work from Duracell starring Derrick Coleman, the 23-year-old Seattle Seahawks fullback who happens to the be the first legally deaf player to be part of an NFL offense.
Narrating the ad himself, Coleman tells his own story of being picked on as a kid, being told he could never make it—and being passed over by the NFL draft. “They didn’t call my name, told me it was over,” he says. “But I’ve been deaf since I was 3, so I didn’t listen.”
Awesome line. Stirring stuff.
(via AdFreak, and Saatchi NY)