Yes, Doug Williams played in Super Bowl XXII. He lead the Redskins to a crushing defeat over the John Elway lead Denver Broncos, 42-10.
Williams was the quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He has 18 completions on 29 attempts, throwing for 340 yards, 4 touch downs and 1 interception. He was named the MVP of Super Bowl XXII.
In SB XXII, Doug went 18-29 for 340 yards, with 4 TD's and 1 Int. His 4 TD passes were 80, 27, 50, and 8 yards, all happening in the 2nd qtr. Of interesting note (to some, like me) is that Doug had a 6 hour root canal surgery the day before the game. Quite the performance.
In the playoffs, Williams went 21-17 for 207 yards with 1 TD and 1 Int in a 21-17 win over the Bears, then 9-26 for 119, 2 TD and 0 Int in a 17-10 victory over the Vikings.
Doug won Super Bowl MVP for his performance against the Broncos, though one could argue that the defense was the real difference. The Skins defense held Hall of Famer John Elway to 14-38 for 257 yards, 1 TD and 3 Int. Elway got his TD on the first series, then the Broncos settled for a field goal on 2nd series to take an early 10-0 lead. It seemed as though the Broncos would hold true to their large favorite status with the bettors, but the Redskins defense had something to say about that.
The Skins defense never gave up another point in that game, picking Elway off 3 times in the process.
The Redskins offense put up 35 points in the 2nd qtr, due largely in part to the Skins defense forcing turnovers and horrible defense by the Broncos.
Williams took full advantage of the opportunity and put the dagger in before halftime.
Williams storybook year was a great example of the right place at the right time, and making the most of his opportunity when it came.
1987 was the strike shortened year where regular players started the 1st 3 games, 1 was cancelled, then replacement players filled the field for weeks 4, 5, and 6.
To this day, Doug Willimas is still the only African American QB to win a Super Bowl.
Yes. Doug Williams started Super Bowl XXII for the Washington Redskins.
Doug Williams was 32 years old when he was the starting QB for the Washington Redskins and MVP in Super Bowl XXII. He was born August 9, 1955 and Super Bowl XXII was played January 31, 1988.
That was January 31, 1988 in Super Bowl XXII for the Washington Redskins.
1 ... as starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.
The first African American to start a Super Bowl was Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.
Donovan Mcnabb (superbowl XXXVII) , Doug Williams (superbowl XXII) , and Steve Mcnair (superbowl XXXIV)
Doug Williams won Super Bowl XXII (1987-88 season) with the Washington Redskins to become the first and only black quarterback to play in and win a Super Bowl (Steve McNair and Donovan McNabb have played in Super Bowls, but neither won)
Doug Williams and Steve Young.
Doug Williams for the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.