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  Marlin Briscoe American pro footballs first Black starting QB and member of undefeated Dolphins dies at 76 (111 อ่าน)

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Marlin Briscoe, a quarterback pioneer and member of the ' undefeated 1972 team, died of pneumonia on Monday at the age of 76. Briscoe's daughter, Angela Marriott, the A sociated Pre s of his death.Nicknamed "The Magician," Briscoe was the first American profe sional football starting Black quarterback after being selected by the American Football League's in 1968. He started five games that season while finishing as the runner-up for AFL Rookie of the Year. Briscoe' Bryan Trottier Kids Jersey s best performance came against the , as he threw for 335 yards and four touchdowns in his second start."We are heartbroken to learn the pa sing of former Broncos QB Marlin Briscoe," the Broncos said in . "Marlin was a pioneer who shattered barriers, making history as the first Black starting quarterback in the Super Bowl era. He paved the way for countle s others and created an indelible legacy, including through our Marlin Briscoe Diversity Coaching Fellowship. Our deepest sympathies go out to Marlin's family, friends and former teammates." The first Black starting QB in American pro football history. The Making of the Magician: Marlin Briscoes pioneering path Denver Broncos (@Broncos Mike Bossy Women Jersey ) Briscoe asked for his release the following season after he wasn't given a chance to compete to be the Broncos' starting quarterback. He quickly caught on with the Bills, where in 1970 he earned Pro Bowl honors as a receiver after catching 57 pa ses for 1,036 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games. Briscoe's best game that season came against the Dolphins, as he caught seven pa ses for 145 yards and two touchdowns in Buffalo's Week 5 lo s to the eventual AFC champions.His performance against Miami clearly caught the attention of Dolphins coach Don Shula, who traded for Briscoe before the start of the 1972 season. Playing Calvin De Haan Women Jersey alongside Hall of Fame wideout Paul Warfield, Briscoe led the Dolphins in touchdown catches during the regular season while helping Miami complete a perfect season. In 1973, Briscoe led the Dolphins in receptions as Miami won back-to-back titles. He caught two pa ses in Miami's 24-7 win over Washington in Super Bowl VIII. Marlin Briscoe with the Old Time Football New York Islanders Women Jersey (@Ol_TimeFootball) Briscoe, who later spent time with the , and , caught 30 touchdown pa ses over his career while averaging 15.8 yards per catch. He averaged 6.9 yards per carry for his career in addition to his 14 touchdown pa ses during his rookie season in Denver, his only season as a quarterback in pro football."I wasn't bitter," in a 2015 interview with Sports Illustrated when asked about changing positions. "Bitter people quit. I was disappointed; if I was bitter, I wouldn't Jordan Eberle Women Jersey have rolled up my sleeves and learned another position. I grew up in the '50s and '60s, when Black people had a tough road no matter what career they pursued. We expected to have to go through closed doors. We knew we wouldn't get a fair shake."A 2016 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Briscoe led Nebraska-Omaha to three conference titles while setting over 20 school records. The school unveiled a statue in his honor shortly following his Hall of Fame induction.
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