PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Officials with the Arizona Cardinal announced Thursday they have signed a deaf player to a one-year contract.
According to the team's website, fullback Derrick Coleman was signed on to the team, with the team releasing running back Bronson Hill as a result.
According to figures provided by the Cardinals, 27-year-old Coleman played for the Atlanta Falcons last season, and played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2012 through the 2015 season. Team also noted that Coleman was the subject of a Duracell commercial in 2014, which aired just before he played with the Seahawks in the Super Bowl.
According to articles published by the Seattle Times, Coleman's hearing began to disappear when he was three, and he is able to read lips.