Criss Library presents a new exhibit on Marlin "The Magician" Briscoe, one of the greatest quarterbacks in UNO history. The display includes photographs, yearbooks, OU football media guides, a statuette, and more highlighting Briscoe’s career at OU. Visit Criss Library through the month of September to view the display from archives at the lower level entrance and interact with a digital collection on the interactive video wall across from the main service desk.
Briscoe went on to be the first African American starting quarterback in the American Football League in 1968. He was a student at the Municipal University of Omaha (OU, now UNO) from 1963 through 1968, where he flourished under Coach Al Caniglia. Briscoe was an All-American quarterback who led the team to the CIC championship. He set 22 school records, including 5,114 passing yards and 53 touchdowns for his OU career. Briscoe also played basketball for OU, and was the first African American student elected to the Student Council.
An online exhibit is available at http://unomaha.omeka.net/exhibits/show/briscoe/main.