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Marlin Briscoe broke almost every rookie quarterback record in Denver Broncos history, but was released without explanation. Then Marlin switched to wide receiver, earning All-Pro honors and two Super Bowl rings.
But despite his lifetime of success on the football field, Marlin the Magician's toughest opposition was against drugs and himself — a struggle that left him on the streets of L.A. and nearly took his life.
From his early years in Omaha, Nebraska, to racial confrontations and near-death personal struggles, The Magician is the true story of Marlin Briscoe, pro football’s first black starting quarterback.
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Marlin Briscoe will check the mailbox every day. Maybe his gift from the White House will land on his Long Beach, Calif., doorstep while he’s completing his morning crossword. Or as he’s watching Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson throw another touchdown. Maybe it will show up on Sept. 10, his 68th birthday. Or later. Briscoe waited a long time for history to find him. Why would his package from the president be any different?
Interview will be shown on 60 Minutes in August.
Announcement of the 2013 Class (NAIA) will be in the beginning of June. Great to finally see Marlin’s name on the ballot form!
Marlin, Coach Don Shula and all the other Dolphins greats are in Miami celebrating the 40th anniversary of their undefeated season. Great times and unbelievable memories!