Marlin Oliver

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Marlin Oliver Briscoe was born in Omaha, Nebraska back in 1945. He played high school football at Omaha South High School and at the Omaha University. In 1968, under head coach Lou Saban with the Denver Broncos.

With started Steve Tensi suffered a broken collarbone and the backup Joe DiVito didn’t do so well Lou called upon Marlin to play quarterback. On his first play, he completed a 22-yard completion. In 1969, he transferred to the Buffalo Bills never to play quarterback again in his career. He retired from football in 1976.

What you may not know about Marlin is that he was the first starting African-American to play quarterback in the ALF. He established a Denver rookie record of 14 touchdown passes that is still a record to this day. He holds one of only three rookie records for 300+ yard games in franchise history. He now resides in Los Angles where he works as a successful financial broker, dealing in municipal bonds. He is also the director of the Boys and Girls Club in Long Beach, California.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

An interesting  piece of sports history...and life after football.

Apr 09, 2019 02:44 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a wonderful life and still giving back to youth.

Apr 09, 2019 04:05 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Now there is a local athlete I do not remember.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 09, 2019 04:06 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Never heard of him, but he definitely was a pioneer! Kudos to his determination! Enjoy your day!

Apr 09, 2019 04:52 AM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - to hold records after many years is a testament of his playing ability to be outstanding in life is a tribute to his ability as a person.

Apr 09, 2019 05:33 AM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 Marlon appears to be an outstanding citizen and kudos to him for his work with the boys and girls club James Dray 

Apr 09, 2019 06:07 AM #6
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm amazed I had not heard of him James Dray but I am so thankful for his good deeds off of the field.

Apr 09, 2019 06:13 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

god morning again James. This is a really good one. Have a fabulously busy day.

Apr 09, 2019 07:08 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Not everyone can be a hall of famer, sounds like Marlin made the most of his football career and continues to be successful, while being a great influence for kids.

Apr 09, 2019 07:17 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray , we might not have known Marlin's accomplishments had you not highlighted him. He has a legacy much greater than just his football talent. 

Apr 09, 2019 07:35 AM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Never heard of Marlin... but I'm glad to hear that when he retired from football his life was well-lived.

Apr 09, 2019 08:10 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - Marline Oliver is an outstanding role model for young people.

Apr 09, 2019 08:59 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- How had I not heard of this gentleman and role model!!!

Apr 09, 2019 11:02 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This is all new to me, and I love the story.  I also find it wonderful that he supports the boys and girls club.  A

Apr 09, 2019 12:28 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I had no idea, now with that said could you introduce me to him and we can have a mutually rewarding referral relationship?:)Endre

Apr 09, 2019 11:55 PM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, I found this an interesting story of a seemingly fulfilled life. Nice to hear.

Apr 12, 2019 08:44 AM #16
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Wonderful story.  Wow.  Now, time for me to hide under a rock.

Oh THANKS so much James Dray!!!

May 08, 2019 06:11 PM #17
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