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BTN LiveBIG: Marlin Jackson helping kids beat the odds

In the United States, 22 percent of children under the age of 17 live in poverty, 36 percent live in single- or no-parent households, and 46 percent live in inadequate housing. Former University of Michigan defensive back Marlin Jackson was once a textbook example of the large number of underserved youth in this country. Now, Jackson is devoting his post-football career to helping other kids overcome similar struggles he went through. Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio and Sharon, Pa., he never knew his father. His mother struggled with drug addiction. He spent different periods of his youth being raised by