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Derrick Coleman’s Biggest Fan

Posted by Leland On January - 27 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

Derrick ColemanDerrick Coleman isn’t your average football player. For starters, he plays for the NFL, which is no small feat. He has spent his entire life overcoming adversity and never lets his disability get in his way. One special fan recognized his status as a positive role model, and the rest is history.

Coleman was born in 1990 in West Los Angeles, California. He began playing football in the seventh grade, was recruited from Fullerton’s Troy High School, and played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles. Coleman now plays tailback and fullback for the Seattle Seahawks. He lost the majority of his hearing at age three and has since trained himself to read lips. He also uses hearing aids. His coach Pete Carroll calls him “one of the most dependable special teams guys,” and it is obvious to many that Coleman has not let his disability get in the way of his success as a professional athlete. His teammates have learned to work in cooperation with Coleman, making sure he can see their lips and clarifying plays if anything is unclear. Teammates say he is a “great example of [their] ‘no excuses’ mantra.”

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The Best Quotes of the 2013 College Football Season

Posted by Leland On January - 13 - 2014ADD COMMENTS

After an amazing season of college football, who can help but revel in it a little bit longer? If you are done watching the bowl games over and over, enjoy a few of these quotes which sum up a truly incredible season in college football.

“I thought that was the greatest thing in the world. Not for the football program. For the football coach. He needed a big serving of humility. He’s been Mr. Perfect. He’s been Mr. Arrogant. There’s no reason for that. Every coach all the way down to Little League knows that you cover that field goal.”

— Howard Schnellenberger, a retired coaching legend, on Auburn’s Iron Bowl triumph over Alabama

“I do feel badly for Arkansas. That’s no fun getting your butt beat at home, homecoming and all that.”

–Steve Spurrier, head coach at South Carolina, over their 52-7 win at Arkansas

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