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  1. RecruitingNation links: Big Ten edition staff

    BuckeyeNation Austin Ward writes: Cornelius Greene, the first black quarterback in OSU history, made color irrelevant with his winning personality and by winning plenty of games. Brad Bournival writes : Dual-threat quarterbacks are now the orde...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  2. NCAA FB with Andre Ware

    Ware was the first black quarterback to win the Heisman. Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, ESPN college football analyst, and winner of the 1989 Heisman Trophy, Andre Ware stops by to chat about his great college career as a part of's...

    Chat | June 30, 2011
  3. Video: Marlin Briscoe made history at QB

    Tim Graham

    In honor of Black History Month, ESPN looks back at the trailblazing career of Marlin Briscoe, who, with the Denver Broncos in 1968, became the first black quarterback to start in the modern era. Briscoe went on to play for the Buffalo Bills, Miam...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  4. Briscoe honored for breaking QB barrier

    Tim Graham

    Marlin Briscoe, the first black quarterback to start a game in the modern era, was feted last week on the House floor. Darryl Norenberg/Getty Images On Oct. 6, 1968, Marlin Briscoe became the first black quarterback in th...

    Blog | February 12, 2009
  5. 40 years ago, Briscoe broke QB barrier

    Tim Graham

    Darryl Norenberg/Getty Images In 1968, Marlin Briscoe became the first black quarterback in the modern era to start a game. Forty years have passed -- a long time, but not a lifetime. What a big moment it was then. Now it's a weekl...

    Blog | October 06, 2008
  6. NFL's first black quarterback honored by high school

    The National Football League's first black quarterback has been honored with a statue at the football field where his high school alma mater used to play.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2006
  7. Down but not out in South Central L.A.

    Colleen Kenney

    Marlin Briscoe broke pro football's color barrier, becoming the first black quarterback to start a game 34 years ago.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2002
  8. In 1974, James Harris became first black QB to start a playoff ga...

    Steve Wulf

    In ESPN The Magazine, Steve Wulf writes that when Russell Wilson starts Super Bowl XLVIII, fans won't bat an eye. But when James Harris started a playoff game in 1974, America wasn't so color-blind.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  9. Cornelius Greene set standard for Ohio State quarterbacks

    Austin Ward

    Cornelius Greene justified Woody Hayes' choice of him as the first black QB in OSU history when he led the Buckeyes to an undefeated season capped by a Rose Bowl victory.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  10. BBAO: Matthew Stafford nears two records

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted earlier in the week, the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is 305 yards away from becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to produce back-to-back 5,000-yard seasons. (New Orleans Saints quarterback Dr...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  11. Links: Mannion feels good after surgery

    Ted Miller

    Happy Friday. A midseason report card for Arizona. Arizona State can now turn its attention to No. 2 Oregon. California needs quarterback Zach Maynard to become consistent. After a solid first half, Colorado got a black eye from Arizona Sta...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  12. BBAO: Jay Cutler helps sell papers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Monday night, we noted -- but hardly sensationalized -- video of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walking away from offensive coordinator Mike Tice on the sideline during the first half of a 34-18 victory over th...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  13. What's up with Tony Romo's glove?

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- As reporters watched the early portions of Wednesday's practice at Valley Ranch, quarterback Tony Romo wore a black glove over his right hand between drills. It was the first time all season Romo had worn a glove over his hand dur...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  14. BBAO: Accuracy and Donovan McNabb

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Minnesota Vikings' quest to smooth out quarterback Donovan McNabb's mechanics, as explained by Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, is a warning sign on several levels. First, McNabb is in his 13th sea...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  15. Rapid Reaction: Raiders 34, Jets 24

    Rich Cimini

    OAKLAND -- This time, there was no celebratory hot dog for Mark Sanchez. The Jets returned to the Black Hole for the first time since the quarterback's hot-dog episode, which irked the Raiders, and they fell apart in the third quarter for a 34-24 los...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  16. Dan Persa of Northwestern Wildcats available in pinch vs. Army Bl...

    Adam Rittenberg

    Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Dan Persa will be available to play in an emergency situation Saturday against Army.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2011