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BTN LiveBIG: Wolverines providing hope in Florida hometown

In last January’s Outback Bowl, South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney produced the highlight of the year when he hit Michigan running back Vincent Smith, sending Smith’s helmet flying. While that hit may have been one of the lasting images of the 2012 college football season, Smith’s work off the field is leaving a more enduring impact on his hometown. Smith, along with former Michigan teammates and Pahokee, Fla. residents Martavious Odoms and Brandin Hawthorne, achieved what most kids in the town dream of: playing Division I football. But when they left Ann Arbor with degrees in hand they did something even