"I have hearing loss. You know, I didn't go around saying, oh why me, or anything like that. It's just what it is," he said. "There are worse things out there. So whenever you get a blessing, an opportunity like this, to play in the super bowl, why not you?"
Coleman wears hearing aids in both ears and he says he reads lips, and occasionally has to ask which play his team called. He's proof of what can happen if you work to overcome obstacles. "If somebody tells me I can't do something, I'm gonna try real hard to prove them wrong. If i still can't do it, at least I know I tried my best, and I gave it all." He might not get much playing time this Sunday, but no matter what, he's become an inspiration to people with hearing loss.