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Doug Williams to be saluted at Super Bowl

Feb. 1, 2008 at 2:53 PM   |   Comments

GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams will be honored at this Sunday's Super Bowl XLII at Glendale, Ariz.

Williams, the first African-American signal-caller to lead a team to a Super Bowl title when the Redskins trounced Denver 42-10 in Super Bowl XXII at San Diego on Jan. 31, 1988, will participate in the Vince Lombardi Trophy ceremony at the conclusion of the contest between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

Williams, named the game's MVP, threw four second-quarter touchdown passes when the Redskins scored a Super Bowl-record 35 points in a span of less than six minutes.

Currently he is a personnel executive with Tampa Bay.

Others saluted in the past were Bart Starr, who quarterbacked Green Bay to a 35-10 victory over Kansas City in the first Super Bowl on Jan. 15, 1967, and Don Shula, the first coach to guide a team to a perfect season when the Dolphins topped Washington 14-7 in Super Bowl VII on Jan. 14, 1973.

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