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Your Week in Viral Videos: Going the distance

Derrick Coleman is deaf, but according to him, he's no different from anyone else because everyone has problems. (Source: KING/CNN) Derrick Coleman is deaf, but according to him, he's no different from anyone else because everyone has problems. (Source: KING/CNN)
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(RNN) - No matter who you're cheering for in Sunday's NFC Championship Game between Seattle and San Francisco, you should be a fan of one person - Derrick Coleman.

The Seahawks fullback is deaf. And he's also a pretty good player.

He was barely on anyone's radar before his commercial for Duracell went viral, but he has been the lead blocker for Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch all season.

Coleman had a solid career as a tailback at UCLA, but he went undrafted and converted to fullback when he signed with Seattle.

With the help of hearing aids and lip reading, Coleman has adapted to life in the NFL without a hitch.

"It basically spread the awareness, not just for the hard of hearing and deaf community, but for everybody, no matter what," Coleman said of the commercial, which was nearing 6.5 million hits on YouTube as of Saturday. "Everybody has problems, but we can still do what we want to do."

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The exhibit takes photos of people's faces, and within minutes creates a 3-D image on a wall nearly 30-feet high. Think of it as an enormous pin wall.

You can also watch video of the engineering team at Asif Khan's architecture firm testing the wall here.

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