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Encyclopedia > Doug Williams (football player)
Doug Williams

Doug Williams as featured on the cover of
Sports Illustrated
Date of birth July 28, 1955 (age 51)
Place of birth Zachary, LA
Position(s) QB
College Grambling State
NFL Draft 1978 / Round 1/ Pick 17
Career Highlights
Awards Super Bowl XXII MVP
Honors 1 Super Bowl ring
70 Greatest Redskins
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1978-1982
1986-1989
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Washington Redskins
College Hall of Fame

Douglas Lee Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a well-known American football quarterback. Williams was best known for his MVP performance in Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos. Image File history File links SIDougWilliams. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zachary is a city located in the Baton Rouge metropolitan area in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Grambling State University is a historically black university located in Grambling, Louisiana. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... 1978 NFL Draft Round one Categories: | | ... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... The Super Bowl Ring is an award in the National Football League given to players and coaches of the team that wins the leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zachary is a city located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al...

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NFL career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Williams was the 17th overall pick of the 1978 NFL Draft, chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Grambling State. He led the Bucs to three playoff appearances and one NFC title game from 1979 to 1982, but an acrimonious contract dispute with owner Hugh Culverhouse led Williams to leave the Bucs and the NFL to play in the United States Football League. His 31-34-1 regular season record, and 1-3 playoff record made him the best quarterback in Buc history. The Bucs, who had never been to the playoffs before Williams arrived, had gone to the playoffs three times in four years and played in the 1979 NFC Championship Game. The Bucs would not make the playoffs again until after the 1996 season, and lost 10 games in every season but one in that stretch. Many Bucs fans blame Culverhouse's refusal to bend in the negotiations with Williams as a major factor. 1978 NFL Draft Round one Categories: | | ... City Tampa Bay, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference... Grambling State University is a historically black university located in Grambling, Louisiana. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... Hugh Franklin Culverhouse (1919 – 1994) was a U.S. football administrator. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Washington Redskins

After the USFL shut down in 1986, Williams returned to the NFL, joining the Washington Redskins at the behest of Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, who had been the quarterbacks coach at Tampa Bay when Williams was there. City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ...


Initially Williams served as the backup for starting quarterback Jay Schroeder, but after Schroeder became injured, Williams ended up starting the last games of the 1987 regular season. When the Skins made the playoffs, Williams, with his 94.0 passer rating, remained starter. He led the team to Super Bowl XXII in which they routed the Denver Broncos, becoming the first black quarterback to play in a Super Bowl, and so far the only black quarterback to win one. On Media Day, Williams was reportedly asked one of the most famous questions in Media Day history: "How long have you been a black quarterback?" Although the question has become legendary, the story is seemingly an urban legend, sprung up from a misunderstanding of some of the questions Williams was asked. [1] [2] Jay Schroeder (b. ... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush Team colors Orange and Broncos Navy Blue [1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... An urban legend is a kind of modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ...


Facing legendary Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, Williams engineered a 42-10 rout, in which the Redskins set an NFL record by scoring five touchdowns in the second quarter. Williams completed 18 of 29 passes for 340 yards, with four TD passes, and was named Super Bowl MVP. John Albert Elway, Jr. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


The Super Bowl was clearly the high point of Williams' NFL career. He suffered from injuries the following season, and was outshined by Mark Rypien, who eventually won the starting job from Williams. Williams would play one final season in 1989, as backup to Rypien, during the later's first Pro Bowl season. The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was a American football player. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ...


Williams retired with a 6-8 record as Redskins starter (9-8, counting playoffs) and a 37-42-1 record as a regular season starter (41-43-1, including 7 playoff starts). He had 100 passing touchdowns, and 15 rushing touchdowns, in 88 NFL games.


His throwback jersey remains one of the most popular jerseys sold by the Washington Redskins. Throwback may refer to: Atavism A retro style Throwback Entertainment - A Game Publisher This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


On the day before Super Bowl XXII,Williams had 6 hours of mouth surgery(under full anaesthetic) to repair an abcess under a dental bridge, having not slept for several days, as reported in the book "Hit and Tell:War Stories of the NFL"(J.Hession/K.Lynch,Foghorn Press).


College Coach

Williams started off his college head coaching career at Morehouse College in 1997. He also has previous NFL experience as a scout for Jacksonville in 1995 and as offensive coordinator for the Scottish Claymores of the World League in 1995, and tutored running backs for Navy in 1994. Williams also excelled on the high school level as head coach and athletic director at Point Coupee High School in New Roads, Louisiana in 1991, and in 1993, he was head coach at Northeast High School in his hometown of Zachary, La., where he guided the team to a 13-1 record and the state semifinals. Morehouse College is a private, all-male, historically black liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year Founded 1995 Year Retired 2004 Cities Glasgow/Edinburgh, Scotland Team Colors Navy Blue, Royal Blue, Silver and White Championships 1 (1996) The Scottish Claymores were an American football franchise that played in NFL Europe from 1995 to 2004. ... World League was the name of NFL Europe until 1998. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


Williams became the head football coach at Grambling State University in 1998, succeeding the legendary Eddie Robinson. He led the Tigers to 3 consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference titles from 2000-2002, before leaving to rejoin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a personnel executive. GSU athletics logo, highly reminiscent of the Green Bay Packers logo. ... Eddie Robinson Eddie Gay Robinson (not short for Edward) (born February 13, 1919, in Jackson, Louisiana) spent 56 years as the head college football coach at Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, from 1942 through 1997. ...



In 2006, Williams joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers radio network announcing crew as color analyst. The 2006 NFL season is the 87th season of the National Football League, the major professional American football league in the United States. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ...


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Preceded by
Gary Huff
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Starting Quarterbacks
1978-1982
Succeeded by
Jack Thompson
Preceded by
Jay Schroeder
Washington Redskins Starting Quarterbacks
1987-1989
Succeeded by
Mark Rypien
Preceded by
Phil Simms
NFL Super Bowl MVPs
Super Bowl XXII, 1988
Succeeded by
Jerry Rice

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