The Magician

West Omaha Films and Falconer Pictures proudly presents The Magician. Marlin Briscoe broke almost every rookie quarterback record in Denver Broncos history, but was released without explanation. Then Marlin switched to wide receiver, earning All-Pro honors and two Super Bowl rings.

But despite his lifetime of success on the football field, Marlin the Magician's toughest opposition was against drugs and himself — a struggle that left him on the streets of L.A. and nearly took his life.

From his early years in Omaha, Nebraska, to racial confrontations and near-death personal struggles, The Magician is the true story of Marlin Briscoe, pro football’s first black starting quarterback.

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Happy Anniversary to first starting black quarterback in NFL history!

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Marlin has 5-page story in July '16 issue of Sports Illustrated

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The late Steve Sabol of NFL Films talks Marlin Briscoe

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Marlin "The Magician" Briscoe highlighted in editorial cartoon

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Street Named for Marlin Briscoe, Omaha native and Super Bowl Champion

Before Marlin Briscoe became a starting quarterback in professional football, he had to survive “The Hole,” Omaha South High School’s notoriously rugged practice football field. Briscoe passed that test. He went on to a historic nine-year pro career.
On Wednesday, more than 100 people, including some of Briscoe’s South High teammates from the early 1960s, watched as Briscoe unveiled signs on a street newly named for him.

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