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Seahawks’ running back learns to make up for hearing deficiency: Derrick Coleman is fighting for a spot on talented roster

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RENTON — If you meet Seattle Seahawks running back Derrick Coleman and he doesn’t initially look you in the eye, take no offense.

Coleman, you see, is essentially deaf, having been able to hear only sounds and tones since age three. That’s when his hearing mysteriously began to disappear

“It just kind of went away,” Coleman said. “We don’t really know why.”

But hearing aids and an uncanny ability to read lips — he’s trained himself to look there first…

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