Omaha football legend Marlin Briscoe immortalized in statue unveiled Friday

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UNO unveiled on Friday the statue depicting legendary quarterback Marlin Briscoe, who went on to become the first black quarterback to start a game in the NFL. The statue, which will be placed outside Baxter Arena, shows Briscoe winding up to pass, something he did often at Omaha U. Briscoe set 22 school records, including the career passing mark with 5,114 yards.

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