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Derrick Coleman AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonDerrick Coleman has helped the Seahawks on the field, and inspired numerous fans off of it.

As the NFL's first legally deaf offensive player -- and soon, the Super Bowl's first legally deaf offensive player -- Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has inspired many during his brief NFL career. Earlier in January, a goosebumps-inducing Duracell commercial featuring Coleman went viral.

On Tuesday Jake Kovalcik, father of 9-year-old, hearing-impaired twin sisters Riley and Erin Kovalcik, Tweeted a letter his daughters wrote to the groundbreaking athlete:

The Kovalciks appeared on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday morning. Not long after receiving the message, Coleman responded with his own letter:


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