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Doug Williams Joins Washington's Front Office


Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images.
Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images.

One of the biggest heroes in Washington ‘Skins franchise history is returning home. Doug Williams has been brought aboard as a personnel executive, and he’s going to be tasked with building the team back into a Super Bowl contender.

Williams was the team’s quarterback from 1986-89, and he led them to a title over the Denver Broncos in 1988 for Super Bowl XXII. He won Super Bowl MVP after he threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns, and he was the last black quarterback to lead a team to the promised land while walking away with the Lombardi trophy.

"It's great to be home again," Williams said. "It also is great to be affiliated with a GM and coach who are so focused and dedicated to winning. I have only one mission: to help this team obtain the talent it needs so the fans can experience the Super Bowl they deserve."

Williams was a part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ front office from 2004-10. Bruce Allen, who currently serves as the general manager of the ‘Skins, actually hired Williams when he was in Tampa Bay. He has prior experience serving as the Director of Pro Personnel for one year in 2009 with the Bucs.