GRAMBLING, La. (AP) -- Former Washington Redskins star quarterback Doug Williams is returning to Grambling State University as coach of the Tigers football team, the university confirmed late Monday.
... Grambling State Athletic Director J. Lin Dawson announced the return of NFL Hall of Famer saying Williams signed a 4-year contract that begins March 1. Financial details were not disclosed. Williams was GM of UFL's Virginia franchise-2010. Former GSU quarterback was MVP of Super Bowl XXII [Washington Redskins]. He succeeded Eddie Robinson as coach [GSU], winning 3-Straight SWAC Titles from 1998-2003. 55-year-old Williams of Zachary, La, replaces Rod Broadway, who resigned earlier this month to become head coach at North Carolina A&T. Williams will coach his son DJ, who signed with Grambling this year. Dawson said Williams planned to speak to reporters during a session Wednesday morning when he visits the Grambling campus. "I think it is truly an honor to be able too go back to Grambling State University for a 3RD time and to be the 2ND Coach to coach my son. Dawson said he looked forward to one of "Grambling's favorite sons" coming home to lead what he hoped will be its next era of championship football. Doug Williams was drafted out of GSU by Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 1ST round-1978 NFL Draft. He led the Bucs to the playoffs for the 1ST time and repeated the feat twice in 4 years. In 1986, Williams joined the Redskins, leading Washington victory over Denver Broncos [Super Bowl XXII]. Williams 1ST Black quarterback to play in a Super Bowl. This past weekend, he was inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
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