Doug Williams


Feb. 22, 2005, midnight | By Danielle Foster | 15 years, 11 months ago


Photo: Doug Williams, football player for the Washington Redskins.

Washington Redskin Doug Williams was the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. He was named the MVP of the Super Bowl XXII, after leading his team to a 42-10 defeat of the Denver Broncos.

Born in 1955, Williams became interested in football and was given the opportunity to play as a quarterback for the Washington Redskins under the leadership of Joe Gibbs. During the Super Bowl XXII, Williams completed 18 of 29 passes, four touchdowns and covered a record 340 yards. Notable passes in the game included the 80- and 50-yard passes to Ricky Sanders and a 27-yard pass to Gary Clark. Williams also tied the Super Bowl record of four touchdown passes in a game.

Williams' successful plays are even more extraordinary since he had to leave earlier in the game after an injury to the knee.

Information has been compiled from superbowl.com.



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