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  • [crowd cheering]

  • [sudden silence]

  • They told me it couldn’t be done, that I was a lost cause.

  • Kids were afraid to play with me.

  • Girl: Four ears.

  • I was picked on

  • and picked last.

  • Coaches didn’t know how to talk to me.

  • [yelling][football pads hitting]

  • They gave up on me,

  • [hearing aid interference][heavy breathing]

  • told me I should just quit.

  • But I’ve been deaf since I was three.

  • So I didn't listen.

  • Presenter: And the last pick is

  • They didn’t call my name, told me it was over.

  • But I showed them it wasn't.

  • Announcer: That kid is Derrick Coleman.

  • And now I’m here, with the loudest fans in the NFL cheering me on.

  • And I can hear them all.

  • [crowd cheering]

[crowd cheering]

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