Marlin 'The Magician' Briscoe: Denver Broncos Pioneer

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February 12, 2011

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Marlin Oliver Briscoe, born September 10, 1945 in Oakland, California, has the distinction of being the first black quarterback to start a Professional Football game. In a time when segregation was still rampant and the belief that African-Americans were inferior and incapable of leadership, Marlin the Magician accomplished something revolutionary. He was a trailblazer for players like James Harris, Warren Moon, Doug Williams and Randall Cunningham to have the opportunity of leading an NFL Offense.

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