Doug Williams Ring of Honor


Doug Williams, originally drafted by Tampa Bay, went on to be the first African-American player to earn the MVP title. He also broke barriers as being the first black quarterback to play in a Super Bowl game. Williams helped the Washington Redskins to defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII. 

“Williams has a place in the Redskins’ Ring of Fame, but being enshrined in Tampa, where his pro career began, is special for him. “The good thing about this whole situation,” he said Thursday, “is no matter what happens to Doug Williams in the future, Doug Williams will be hanging in Raymond James.” Williams is the eighth member of the Ring of Honor and the second to be inducted this season. Fullback Mike Alstott had his induction in October. Williams joins his former coach, the late John McKay, and tight end Jimmie Giles, a frequent target of his.” – Reported by Greg Auman

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