Marvin Pearson’s journey inspires many
Few outside of Pottstown High School’s walls knew of senior Marvin Pearson’s journey. That all changed during the latter stages of Pottstown’s 48-8 loss to Pottsgrove in the annual “Backyard Brawl” on October 1. Pearson, blind since the age of 10 and deaf a short time later, took a quarterback keeper 68 yards untouched through the Pottsgrove line, capping his touchdown performance with a slide past the goal line. Video of his touchdown went viral on Youtube and Facebook, which ultimately made its way onto the national circuit and across the desk of “The Ellen Show” producers. Three weeks after the touchdown, Pearson was a guest on “The Ellen Show,” given $10,000 from Shutterfly to aid his college costs and was flown to New Orleans to meet childhood idol, Saints quarterback Drew Brees.