My appearance on the Adam Gold Show

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report Thanks to Adam Gold for having me as a guest Friday, July 1 on the Adam Gold Show, WRAL 99.9 The Fan We discussed the Marlin Briscoe, the first Black quarterback to start a game in the NFL, who passed away earlier in the week; Marlin's his friendship and pioneering relationship with Jimmy Raye, the South's first Black quarterback to win a national title at Michigan State out E.E. Smith High in Fayetteville,…

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Jimmy Raye and Awards of Excellence at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

PHOTO: Dan Fouts with Jimmy Raye. Pro Football Hall of Fame/Rachel Gutting. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Fouts served as the Master of Ceremonies for the NFL's inaugural "Awards of Excellence" presented June 30 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum in Canton, Ohio. He was a fitting choice for more than his gold jacket. "When I was a kid, I was a ball boy for the San…

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Marlin Briscoe and Jimmy Raye shared their pioneering spirit as Black quarterbacks

PHOTO: Marlin Briscoe as a Denver Broncos rookie quarterback before he was switched to receiver. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN In many ways Jimmy Raye was Marlin Briscoe and Marlin Briscoe was Jimmy Raye. They were both pioneering figures connected in similar but different ways. Briscoe died on Monday at age 76 from circulation problems in his legs and from pneumonia. Raye recalled how he and his old friend were tied together in history as…

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