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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Former Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair might be the last QB sele...

    Len Pasquarelli

    Among the things that made Steve McNair unique: He's among a handful of QBs from historically black colleges and universities selected in the NFL draft's first round. He might be the last, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2009