Super Bowl “Deaf” Facts

Two former Super Bowl players had hearing loss??

  • ·         Reggie Williams, Cincinnati Bengals, played in two Super Bowls, 1982 and 1989!  His hearing loss was identified when he was in the third grade.
  • ·         Mike Singletary, played in the 1986 Super Bowl (XX) with the Chicago Bears defeating the New England Patriots.  He wore a hearing aid all his life.
  • ·         Kenny Walker and Bonnie Sloan were both NFL football players who were profoundly Deaf.  Although played in the NFL, they both never had the opportunity to play in the Super Bowl.
  • ·         Art Modell, the late owner of the Baltimore Ravens had a huge scoreboard built in their new stadium.  He had the scoreboard made with closed-captioning!  His son, John Modell was honored by the Maryland Association of the Deaf for his work in setting up the scoreboard with captions.  Currently, several stadiums provide captioning for football (and baseball) fans who are Deaf/HH.


Be safe and enjoy you Super Bowl Weekend!