Derrick Coleman Responds to Sweet Letter From NJ Girl (Video)

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 06:23 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Derrick Coleman's sweet response to a fan letter melted the hearts of Twitter users this week as the 23-year-old Seattle Seahawks running back gears up for next week's Super Bowl.

It all started with a Duracell commercial that aired a couple weeks ago. In the ad, Coleman, the first deaf offensive player in the NFL, details his journey from bullied kid to football star. His story caught the attention of 9-year-old Riley Kovalcik of New Jersey who then penned a letter to Coleman, whom she called "my inspiration."

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"I know how you feel. I also have hearing aids," the little girl wrote, adding that her twin sister also wears a hearing aid. "Just try your best. I have faif (sic) in you Derrick good job on January 20th game. Go Seattle Seahawks!"



Dad Jake Kovalcik sent the letter via Twitter and it quickly reached viral status, eventually eliciting a response from Coleman himself on Wednesday.

"I want you to know that I always try my best in everything I do and have faith in you and your twin sister too," Coleman wrote back. "Even though we wear hearing aids, we can still accomplish our goals and dreams."



"The only reason I put the tweet out was so that he can get to see that he's an inspiration for my kids," Jake Kovalcik told the New York Daily News. "He's been so successful. He's somebody to look up to, and he made her feel like hearing aids are cool."

Coleman and the Seahawks will face off against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 2.




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