SIGNS FROM THE SIDELINE: Deaf running back Zach Reese has no fear

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 10:47 PM.

Last year, he played as a wide receiver for the Seahawks, but this year he's in the backfield.

When asked if he had any struggles on the gridiron, he responded "there really isn't one."

"When I first started playing it was kind of tough learning everything, but once I got into it and got used to it, it was easy to learn," Reese said. "The signals definitely helped out."

Still, sometimes they get their signals crossed up.

"If we add a new play to the system, sometimes we will have a miscommunication," Burns said.

And when he's on defense and on the other side of the field, "I'm jumping up and down … it's hard to see him."

Nevertheless, Burns is allowed to walk up and down the sideline and signal in plays to Reese, while coaches have to stay between the 25's.

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