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Doug Williams – First Black Quarterback to Win Superbowl

Since February is Black History Month, what better way to celebrate it by recognizing a great black American athlete.

Doug Williams

A reserve quarterback for the Washington Redskins, started Superbowl XXII and led his team to victory on Jan. 13, 1988. On that day, Williams became the first black quarterback to play in and win a Superbowl. During those days, black athletes didn’t get a fair shot to play in professional sports such as the NFL, and those that did get to play were under payed when comparing their salaries to the white players.

2 Responses

  1. john branch

    what about joe gilliam for the steelers in 1974

    August 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  2. Joe Gilliam was the first black quarterback to start a season opener after the NFL-AFL merger. In 1974 he started the first 6 games for the Steelers. Bradshaw took over afterwards. Gilliam was a great quarterback though.

    August 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

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