Longtime personnel executive and former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams has been promoted by Washington to senior vice president of player personnel, the team announced Tuesday.
Williams, 61, has worked in the Redskins' personnel department since 2014. He served as a personnel executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2004 to 2008 and was promoted to the team's director of pro personnel for the 2009 season.
The former No. 17 overall draft pick in 1978 spent the final four seasons of his nine-year playing career with the Redskins, throwing for 4,350 yards with 27 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 21 games (14 starts).
Williams played his first five seasons with the Buccaneers. In 88 career games (81 starts), he totaled 16,998 yards, 100 touchdowns and 93 picks. He retired after the 1989 season, one year after winning his lone Super Bowl.
Led by Williams, who was the first African American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl, the Redskins defeated the Denver Broncos 42-10 in Super Bowl XXII.
Williams was named Super Bowl MVP after completing 18 of 29 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns, becoming the first player in Super Bowl history to throw four touchdown passes in a single quarter and a single half.
Williams has since been inducted into both the Redskins' Ring of Fame and the Buccaneers' Ring of Honor. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001 after a standout career at Grambling State.