Monday, January 28, 2008
Super Bowl to honor Williams during trophy presentation
Doug Williams, the first black player to
quarterback a Super Bowl championship team, will take part in the
Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation ceremony following Sunday's
The honor comes 20 years after Williams was chosen the game's
MVP for leading the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 Super Bowl
triumph over Denver in San Diego.
Williams set several Super Bowl passing records at the time,
including touchdowns (4), yards passing (340) and longest pass
completion (80 yards). His team scored a Super Bowl-record 35
points in a span of less than six minutes.
Williams retired as a player in 1989. He replaced his famed
coach Eddie Robinson at Grambling in 1997. Currently, he is a
personnel executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Williams joins Hall of Famers Don Shula and Bart Starr as
participants in the trophy ceremony. Since 2006, the NFL has
included a great from a former Super Bowl in the trophy