Russell Wilson Reacts To Death Of Legendary Broncos QB

Marlin Briscoe, the first Black quarterback to start a modern professional football game

died Monday at the age of 76.

His daughter, Angela Marriott, confirmed to the Associated Press

that Briscoe died of a California hospital after facing circulation issues in his legs.

Briscoe began his career with the Denver Broncos

where he made history by starting five games in 1968.

The team issued a statement calling him "a pioneer who shattered barriers."

"Thanks to 'The Magician' for breaking down doors for me & many others," Wilson wrote on Twitter.

Although he finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting

the Broncos didn't welcome back Briscoe as a quarterback the following year.