Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 NFC Championship Game: Seahawks vs 49ers

Sunday is the day!  The 2014 NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks (yah!) and the San Francisco 49ers.  In case you didn't know, game time is Sunday January 19th, 3:30 PM PST.

Here in Seattle, we are very proud!  Every one is a Twelfth Man Fan!  We all love Russell Wilson (QB) and Richard Sherman and Marshawn Lynch, just to name a few....

But here is another player that is getting a lot of recognition this week.  Partly because he made an amazing fumble recovery to score a touchdown in (which game) but also because he the only deaf NFL player.  Derrick Coleman (#40 running back) has been deaf since age 3. 

Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 233  Age: 23
Born: 10/18/1990, West Los Angeles, California
College: UCLA
NFL Experience: 2nd season
Salary: $405,000

Duracell Battery asked him to do a commercial.  It's moving and inspiring... made me a little teary.

Then he did an interview with Seattle's own Evening Magazine.

And now there have been several followup interviews from local news reporters, the Seahawks coaches and Derrick Coleman himself.

More info about Saturday's game:

The National Anthem will be sung by Seattle's Ann Wilson (Heart)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will perform during the Halftime Show