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Williams featured in ESPN series
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Leder file photo - The ESPN “A Football Life” feature on Doug Williams premieres with broadcasts of the hour-long show at 10 a.m, 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

From Zachary to San Diego.

This was the journey made by former Grambling State University All-American Douglas Lee Williams and culminated with a history making performance in the 1988 Super Bowl held in San Diego.

Williams, now the senior vice president of player personnel for the Washington Redskins, guided that team to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.

The Zachary native who played at Chaneyville High School, became the first African-American quarterback to start in the Super Bowl and also be named as the Most Valuable Player.

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