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AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hoboken, New Jersey - January 28, 2014 1. Medium of Derrick Coleman 2. Tight on Derrick Coleman AP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLY Seattle - August 29, 20133. Still image of Coleman running the ball AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hoboken, New Jersey - January 28, 2014 4. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks Fullback (transcript below)AP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLY Seattle - October 13, 2013 5. Still image medium of Coleman running the ball AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hoboken, New Jersey - January 28, 2014 6. Wide of Pete Carroll 7. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks Coach (transcript below)DURACELL - AP CLIENTS ONLY, MANDATORY COURTESY DURACELLJanuary 10, 2014 8. Clip of Duracel commercial showing actor playing Coleman as boy 9. Clip of Duracel commercial showing real adult Coleman AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Hoboken, New Jersey - January 28, 2014 10. Medium of Coleman looking at NYC skyline 11. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks (transcript below)AP IMAGES - AP CLIENTS ONLY Seattle - September 15, 2013 12. Zoom in on still image of Coleman and Marshawn Lynch VOICE OVER SCRIPT: ALL ATHLETES WHO MAKE IT TO THE SUPER BOWL HAVE OVERCOME OBSTACLES. BUT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS FULLBACK DERRICK COLEMAN HAS A UNIQUE ONE: HE'S LEGALLY DEAF. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks Fullback "I didn't let my hearing be an excuse. I'll find a different excuse not even associated with my hearing regardless. I'll make up something like I wasn't focused or something, mainly because I don't want people to get that perception of me." COLEMAN WEARS TWO HEARING AIDS. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks "I can hear the quarterback. I can actually hear it. But when it starts getting loud or there is a lot of background noise. That's what a hearing aid is, a microphone, it absorbs everything, that's when I go into my lip reading phase. The quarterback knows to look at me whenever he's saying something important or if he's turned around in the middle of the huddle." HE'S THE ONLY CURRENT DEAF NFL PLAYER…AND THE FIRST TO PLAY OFFENSE. SEAHAWKS COACH PETE CARROLL SAYS COLEMAN'S HEARING IMPAIRMENT HAS NEVER GOTTEN IN THE WAY OF HIS PLAY ON THE FIELD. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks Coach "First off he's a terrific football player. He plays special teams. He started for us a few games at fullback. He happens to have an issue. A hearing issue. That has never been a factor and he has demonstrated to anybody who wants to listen or watch that you can do whatever you want to do with the concerns that he has" DURACEL, THE BATTERY COMPANY, PUT COLEMAN IN COMMERCIAL EARLIER THIS MONTH. NATS: "I was picked on and picked last." IT'S GOTTEN OVER 12 MILLION VIEWS ON YOU TUBE. NATS: And now I'm here with a lot of fans in the NFL cheering me on and I can hear them all." AS FOR THIS WEEKENDS GAME AGAINST THE DENVER BRONCOS, COLEMAN SAYS HE AND THE REST OF THE TEAM ARE GOING TO TO TREAT IT JUST LIKE ANY OTHER POST SEASON GAME. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Derrick Coleman, Seattle Seahawks"There's going to be a lot of emotion going around, but once that settles, it's basically playing football again." INSTEAD OF THINKING ABOUT HEARING LOSS, HE'LL BE FOCUSED ON CREATING HOLES FOR MARSHAWN LYNCH TO SCORE TOUCHDOWNS. TED SHAFFREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY