Marlin Briscoe, a pioneering scrambling quarterback who needed to overcome prejudice towards Black athletes taking part in that place in the course of the Sixties, and who later received two Super Bowl rings as a large receiver with the Miami Dolphins, died on Monday in Norwalk, Calif., exterior Los Angeles. He was 76.
His daughter Angela Marriott mentioned the reason for his loss of life, in a hospital, was pneumonia. She mentioned he had been having circulation issues in his legs.
Briscoe made professional soccer historical past in 1968, throughout his rookie 12 months with the Denver Broncos, when he grew to become the primary Black participant to begin at quarterback within the Super Bowl period. Though he had starred at quarterback in school, many coaches at the time believed that Black gamers have been incapable of dealing with the complexity of that place.