Marvin Pear­son’s jour­ney in­spires many

The Boyertown Area Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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