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February 28, 2020

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins hosted their fourth annual Dolphins Business Combine (DBC) from February 23–27. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, created the event to provide unique opportunities for his players' development off the field.

Starting with 16 participants in 2017, the DBC had its highest turnout in 2020, with 38 players taking part in the event. Throughout the week, attendees took part in seminars focused on real estate, entrepreneurship, business leadership, business operations, corporate finance, marketing and project management.

These sessions were led by NFL alumni and Arizona State University professors with first-hand knowledge of their respective fields. Each player also received a DBC business accelerator program certificate in partnership with ASU's Global Sport Institute.

February 23, 2020

Greg Moore

He played 11 games, started five and threw 14 touchdown passes, a Broncos rookie record. But in the offseason, the Broncos held quarterback meetings without him. He was eventually traded to Buffalo in the offseason, where he was switched to wide receiver.  

Briscoe never played quarterback again.

It will always be a sore spot, but he recognizes his role in history. Every football fan in America should recognize his role in history.

He was able to make progress that eluded Wilburn Hollis and Onree Jackson and Eldridge Dickey.

“Born too soon,” Harris said of all of them.

Briscoe played well enough in 1968 that Harris was drafted in 1969. Five years later, with the L.A. Rams, Harris became the first black starter to win a playoff game. A little more than a decade later, the team he beat, Washington, won a Super Bowl with Doug Williams.

Today, the NFL has Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, Deshaun Watson, Jacoby Brissett, Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Jameis Winston and Dwayne Haskins.

Briscoe got it all started.

“We all came from different generational situations,” Briscoe said. “One influences the other until we get to this point.”

You owe Marlin Briscoe.

February 21, 2020

Mary Beth Faller

The 19-year-old Daniels said that as a child, he was inspired by Kaepernick on the field, and later, by his activism.

“Growing up, I watched Kaep at Nevada when he beat Boise State, and as I got older I started to understand more of what’s happening in the world,” he said.

“I feel like he’s standing up for our rights and for minorities who are being taken advantage of. It’s something he stood for and he got a lot of respect from me because he knew what was right and what was wrong.”

The players also discussed the lack of black coaches in the NFL.

“It’s always a question of how smart are you are, no matter the generation because the guys coaching you don’t have the same color skin,” Haskins said.

“They expect you not to be smart, not to be able to run offense, not to be able to retain something, or be a good leader, and they think you have maturity or character issues. They don’t even get to know you, they just assume.”

Daniels said he appreciated having Herm Edwards and Marvin Lewis, the head coach and co-defensive coordinator, respectively, for the Sun Devils.

“I know they’ll have my back no matter what,” he said. “Most of the staff is black too, so just walking around the building, I see all these black men and knowing that I can talk to them about anything — not only football, but problems in the world — is a great feeling.”

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