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Marlion Jackson     

FB/LB
Born: October 11, 1977
Hometown: -
6' 2", 255
College: Saginaw Valley State (MI)
Other Pro Experience: NFL-E 

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THE BIG-ISH GAME
ESPN Magazine
Despite months of fanfare, there's a good chance the ArenaBowl has snuck up on you.

Gladiators set numerous franchise records in first season in Cleveland
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
The Gladiators' playoff run ended with a thud, with the Philadelphia Soul administering a 70-35 beat-down in the AFL National Conference title game Saturday in Philadelphia.

Gladiators lose Soul
The Morning Journal
D'Orazio completed 17 of 25 passes for 184 yards. Larry Brackins and Brent Holmes each caught three touchdown passes.

Soul must control ball to reach final
Cherry Hill Courier Post
With their title hopes on the line, the Philadelphia Soul will meet a familiar -- and perhaps their most difficult -- opponent this afternoon in the Cleveland Gladiators.

ArenaBowl adds some Soul
The Phanatic
ArenaBowl XXII in New Orleans will have a nice dose of Soul this year. Backed by Matt D’Orazio’s eight touchdown passes and a solid effort by the Eddie Moten-led defense, Philadelphia handed the Cleveland Gladiators a 70-35 defeat in the National Conference Championship Game to earn its first-ever trip to the Arena Football League’s title game.

Playoffs tonight in arena football
Akron Beacon Journal
The Gladiators have a quarterback trying to prove himself in the playoffs and a wide receiver facing a team that released him several weeks ago.

As playoffs loom, Gladiators --- at last --- are right at home in Cleveland
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Last spring, the Las Vegas Gladiators' practice turf at a local casino became a minefield of elephant dung after the circus came through town. The team couldn't even run plays on it, and canceled its last few practices.

Gladiators' Marlion Jackson and Otis Amey earn All-Arena honors
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release
The Arena Football League announced today that Cleveland Gladiators (9-7) FB MARLION JACKSON and WR OTIS AMEY have been named to the All-Arena First and Second Team, respectively.

Gladiators need win to reach playoffs
Akron Beacon Journal
The Gladiators' fate heading into Saturday's season finale against the Columbus Destroyers is simple: win and continue the quest for an Arena Bowl title in the playoffs, or lose and begin the offseason.

D'Orazio leads Soul to victory
Cherry Hill Courier Post
back Eddie Moten made an interception on a 2-point conversion attempt to give the Soul a critical Arena Football League victory over Cleveland. ...

Gladiators making playoff berth difficult
News-Herald.com
If the Gladiators are shut out of the Arena Football League playoffs in their first year in Cleveland, they might trace their disappointment to a holding penalty Saturday night in the fourth quarter of their game against the Desperados.

Cleveland's 32 leads all rushers
News-Herald.com
"It really wouldn't mean as much if it wasn't a team thing," Jackson said after practice Wednesday in Warrensville Heights. "It really is a team thing. I'm just thankful to have an offensive coordinator like Coach (Brian) Partlow who calls plays to put me in a good situation."

Gladiators' absence barely leaves mark on Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review - Journal
Maddux was part of the solid fan base, but said by phone he believed Las Vegas was used by owner Jim Ferraro and the AFL. Maddux said he has "written them all off."

Gladiators beat odds, take Soul
Akron Beacon Journal
The Philadelphia Soul might have come into Quicken Loans Arena expecting to sing their same old song Friday night, but that tune came up a bit flat against the Cleveland Gladiators.

Avengers lose to Cleveland, 83-69
Los Angeles Times
Cleveland's Raymond Philyaw is a veteran Arena Football League quarterback who knows how keep plays alive and he gave the Avengers all they could handle Saturday night at Staples Center.

Gladiators Crushed by Colorado
Akron Beacon Journal
The Cleveland Gladiators returned home to Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night, taking on the Colorado Crush. The Gladiators, fresh off a loss at Dallas, and riding a two game losing streak, really needed this home win, as the upcoming schedule was not easy to say the least.

Line on lineman: speedy, very good
Akron Beacon Journal
With a number like 16, you'd expect Michale Spicer to be passing the ball, not looking to pulverize the guy who is throwing it.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.

No joke: Defense has Gladiators 2-0
News-Herald.com
Two games into the 2008 Arena Football League season, the undefeated Gladiators have already won as many games as they did in all of 2007, when they were playing home games in Las Vegas.

Lots of action for RB Jackson
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
The Arena Football League is pass-driven, but that truism does not diminish the value of a quality running back. Gladiators coaches think they have one of the best in the league in Marlion Jackson. His talents were on display Monday night in a 61-49 victory over the New York Dragons at The Q.

Gladiators win Cleveland debut, 61-49, in front of big, lively crowd
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
Gladiators President Bernie Kosar said at the outset of training camp that he expects his club to contend for the Arena Football League playoffs.

Full of fireworks
News-Herald.com
The game began with a quick speech by Bernie Kosar, the Gladiators' minority owner, president and, more importantly to the crowd of 17,000-plus at Quicken Loans Arena, former Browns quarterback.

Gladiators win first major battle
Akron Beacon Journal
With the return of the Arena Football League to the area Monday night, it was all too obvious that Northeast Ohio's sports fans were more than willing to support a team they thought could be a winner.

Cleveland Gladiators’ offensive onslaught wows fans
Chronicle-Telegram
The game began with a bang. Then there was another, and yet another. The Arena Football League has brought its high-scoring product to Cleveland and the Gladiators kicked off their inaugural season at Quicken Loans Arena with a 61-48 victory over the New York Dragons.