UNO unveiled on Friday the statue depicting legendary quarterback Marlin Briscoe, who went on to become the first black quarterback to start a game in the NFL.
The statue, which will be placed outside Baxter Arena, shows Briscoe winding up to pass, something he did often at Omaha U. Briscoe set 22 school records, including the career passing mark with 5,114 yards.
Briscoe was celebrated Thursday night during a ceremony at Baxter Arena titled “An evening with the Magician." There he received congratulatory video messages from John Elway, Don Shula, Warren Moon, Doug Williams and Mike Riley, among others, while Omaha legends like Johnny Rodgers, Ron Boone and Bob Gibson were also in attendance.
Friday night, Briscoe will be honored during a football game between his alma mater, Omaha South, and Lincoln North Star at Collin Field.