(Omaha, NE) -- The first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League, and Omaha native, Marlin Briscoe has died.
Briscoe's family says he died at a hospital in Norwalk, California on Monday after being hospitalized for circulation issues in his legs. Briscoe was a star quarterback at Omaha University before being drafted by the Denver Broncos as a cornerback in 1968. He then asked to try out as a quarterback and made the starting lineup that October.
Briscoe would go on to win two Superbowls with the Miami Dolphins. He was 76 years old.