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Williams’ 1988 performance ranked among sports’ greatest ever
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Doug Williams still has a painful, yet satisfying reminder of the greatest day in his athletic career.

In January of 1988, the former Grambling State University All-American quarterback overcame seemingly game-ending knee problems to rally the Washington Redskins to a 45-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXX.

The Zachary native battled courageously, not only with his physical woes on the turf of Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, but also with the pressure of being the first African-American quarterback ever to play in the NFL’s ultimate game.

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