The Year of the Black Quarterback
He began the lineage that leads to Russell Wilson, of the Seattle Seahawks, who will be starting in the Super Bowl, on Sunday. Wilson is not the first black quarterback to start ... There are reasons why the last four positions to be desegregated in ...
Gilliam paved the way for black quarterbacks in the NFL
Franco Harris escorts Barbara Gilliam from funeral services for her husband, former Steelers quarterback ... of the NFL's first black starting quarterbacks, and Williams was the first black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl. Yesterday, on what ...
Packers adding Brett Favre to Hall of Fame in 2015
The quarterback ... and the Vikings twice on their way to the Super Bowl title, led by Favre’s successor, Aaron Rodgers. Favre retired for good following the 2010 season, while Rodgers went on to win the NFL MVP award in 2011. Former Packers president ...
A Pioneering Black Quarterback’s Lasting Legacy
Briscoe earned two Super Bowl rings with ... Briscoe helped pull out a last-second win over Buffalo and then nearly did the same against Oakland. “When we saw Marlin, it gave everyone hope — all of a sudden, playing quarterback was a realistic ...
Donovan McNabb Retires, But Is The Debate About Black Quarterbacks Over?
Donovan McNabb hasn ... game to more black quarterbacks, and Kaepernick, Wilson, and Griffin, who all took their teams to the playoffs last year, have demolished whatever remained of the absurd notion that black quarterbacks can’t win.