Former Super Bowl XXII MVP and Grambling State Quarterback, Doug Williams promoted to the Washington Redskins Senior VP of Player Personnel. The Redskins announced the promotion earlier last week.
Williams is the first Black NFL quarterback to win a Superbowl breaking many stereotypes and opening the doors for our favorite quarterbacks like Cam Newton, Michael Vick, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick. From a four-year starter leading Grambling State University (GSU) to 3 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championships to becoming the head football coach leading the Tigers to 4 SWAC Championships.
Ever heard of the Black College Football Hall Of Fame? Williams has always been passionate to create a platform for NFL players of color by following in his former coach Eddie Robinson’s words “this is America, we can be anything we want to be.” With that passion and love for the game, Williams and another legendary quarterback from GSU, James Harris, founded the Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) to provide “a meaningful platform to share the history and stories of the greatest HBCU football players, coaches, and contributors.” There are 303 members inducted into the BCFHOF with 10% attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU).
After two stints with GSU, Williams was dismissed and later accepted a personnel position with the Washington Redskins’ front office in 2014. Making history again, Williams holds a senior executive position with the Redskins who “never had a minority as the top personnel executive” and being the last NFL team to integrate. Hats off to you Mr. Doug Williams!
Check out his press conference with the Washington Redskins
Originally blogged on CampusLately