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Williams Announces Redskins' Day 2 Picks


Redskins great Doug Williams was in New York City on Friday evening to announce the Redskins' second- and third-round draft picks.

The picks, of course, were Clemson defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins and Miami wide receiver Leonard Hankerson.

Williams was one of 32 legendary NFL alumni, one from each team, to announce selections in the second round and in some cases the third round.

It marked the first time in NFL Draft history that every selection in a round was announced by former players.

Williams played in the NFL for nine seasons, but he is perhaps best known for his time with the Redskins.

After beginning 1987 as second-string, he filled in for an injured Jay Shroeder and carried the Redskins to the playoffs.

Williams played his best game on the biggest stage, throwing for 340 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-10 victorious effort against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII. He led the Redskins to an NFL record five touchdowns in the second quarter and was named the MVP of the game.

For his career, Williams amassed nearly 17,000 yards and threw for 100 touchdowns in 88 games.

Though Williams only played for the Redskins for four seasons (1986-89), he left an indelible mark on the franchise. He has been honored as one of the 70 Greatest Redskins and named to the Redskins Ring of Honor.

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