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  • Author:
    Marlin Briscoe,Bob Schaller
  • ISBN:
    1929478321
  • ISBN13:
    978-1929478323
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    Cross Training Pub; Likely 1st Edition edition (February 15, 2002)
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    224 pages
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Marlin Briscoe didn't pull no punches with this book. In this book, he laid out the disrespect he and other Black quarterbacks were shown in the 1960s and 1970s. Plus, he also talked about his own struggles with street life

Marlin Briscoe didn't pull no punches with this book. Plus, he also talked about his own struggles with street life. When you pick up this book, you think you are going to just get a discussion mainly on Briscoe's life on the football field. But you're going to get more than that, I know I did. Meanwhile, the fact that Briscoe is still alive and well is a testament of his perseverance and his never give up spirit.

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Marlin Oliver Briscoe (born September 10, 1945), nicknamed "The Magician", is a former American football quarterback and wide receiver

Marlin Oliver Briscoe (born September 10, 1945), nicknamed "The Magician", is a former American football quarterback and wide receiver. In October 1968, after being drafted by the Denver Broncos of the American Football League (AFL), he became the first starting black quarterback in professional American football and established a Denver rookie record of 14 touchdown passes that season. He played professionally for nine years.

Marlin Briscoe didn’t want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros

Marlin Briscoe didn’t want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership skills to be one in the pros. Fifty years ago, during an era of massive social upheaval in the United States, just getting a chance to prove it took a risky ultimatum. Briscoe refused to switch positions after being drafted as a cornerback by the Denver Broncos, telling his team that he’d return home to become a teacher if he couldn’t get a tryout at quarterback.

Fifty years ago, Marlin Briscoe became the first black quarterback to play in the American Football League. DENVER - Marlin Briscoe had to demand a tryout to be considered at quarterback when he was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 1968. He started five games for the Denver Broncos and was runner-up for AP’s AFL Rookie of the Year award in 1968. The Pro Football Hall of Fame calls the Omaha, Neb. native the first black quarterback in the modern era of pro football. He ended up becoming the first black quarterback to start in the American Football League. Briscoe says he sees parallels with his experiences in how black athletes are treated 50 years later.

Marlin Briscoe earned a place in professional football history during one brief season with the Denver Broncos as the first African–American starting quarterback in the game

Marlin Briscoe earned a place in professional football history during one brief season with the Denver Broncos as the first African–American starting quarterback in the game. His rookie record with the 1968 Broncos still held 34 years later, but subtle racism in the game endured almost as long: it took nearly 20 years after Briscoe’s historic first for talented African–American athletes to regularly hold this integral team position. Briscoe himself never did so again. After that season he switched to the position of wide receiver and subsequently won two Super Bowl rings.

The first black quarterback: Marlin Briscoe’s journey to break the color barrier and start in the NF. Los Angeles, CA: Bonus Books.

The first black quarterback: Marlin Briscoe’s journey to break the color barrier and start in the NFL. Kerney, Nebraska: Cross Training Publishing. 1997, April 21). The Sporting News, p. S-12. Black QBs, QED: The end of an NFL myth. Coakley, J. J. (2004). Sport in society (8th e. Color-Blind: Black Quarterbacks Have Come A Long Way. (1999, December 19). Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. oogle Scholar. Woodward, J. R.

Author: By Marlin Briscoe with Bob Schaller

Marlin Briscoe broke the color barrier, becoming the first black starting quarterback in professional football in 1968. Briscoe decided it was time to write his own story knowing that the footnote he occupies in NFL history doesnt explain his entire journey. His story includes the challenges he faced growing up in the housing projects of Omaha to his sensational football career in the NFL. Besides making the Pro Bowl while playing for the Buffalo Bills, he also played on two Super Bowl winners. Briscoes spiral into drugs cost him everything he had, and almost his life, including a weekend kidnapping at the hands of gang members over a drug debt. Once he cleaned up his life, the people who had always been there for him Paul Warfield, James Harris, Don Shula, Lance Alworth and Larry Little, among others encouraged Briscoe to tell his entire story, leaving out no part. After coaching such NFL standout receivers as Keyshawn Johnson and Isaac Bruce in junior college, Briscoe has returned to his heartfelt calling, helping kids. He hopes that The First Black Quarterback can enlighten adults and help young people, as to what it takes to break barriers.


Bev
Marlin Briscoe has lived an interesting life. Thousands of gifted athletes have passed by the scene without leaving a mark. Briscoe has a fascinating story to tell. For any fan interested in how America deals with race and sports in the late 20th century, they will find Black Quaterback a worthy read. It seems that we are still uncomfortable with this subject in 2011.
Yainai
Great service, great response, timley delivery after seeing the special in Inside the NFL, I thought this would be a good book that they are making into a movie. I can't wait until the movie comes out
Nahn
This is a just an absolutely wonderful as well as true story of Marlin Briscoe's life. It is very powerful, honest and extremely candid. He does not try to make himself look perfect or without any human flaws. He tells about both his 'up's and his down's'. It is well written, with the assistance of Bob Schaller, and keeps your interest right up until the very end of the book. Marlin had great God given physical abilities that allowed him to be better than a lot of players in the NFL.
It is reported that this great book may be made into Hollywood movie. If it is, it will be a marvelous film, and most likely very successful.
Marlin is still going strong, writing and doing well in his 'second' career as a author and lecturer and public speaker.
Even if you do not know a lot about football, you will enjoy this interesting book, and if you do like football, then you will love it!
I wish him, and his whole family, continued success and joy in life.
EROROHALO
As a life long Miami Dolphins fan I read anything I can get from any Dolphins I can. This book is a Must for any real Dolphins fan. It follows a man that should be in the Hall of Fame for most of his life, good and bad.