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Williams Honored At Super Bowl XLII

The NFL saluted former Redskins great and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams during Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3.

Williams, who led the Redskins to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos 20 years ago in San Diego, participated in the Vince Lombardi Trophy ceremony at the conclusion of Super Bowl XLII.

The ceremony was held at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Williams joined the ranks of Hall of Fame coaches Don Shule and Bart Starr as legends saluted in previous Lombardi Trophy ceremonies, which was expanded in 2006 to include a great from a prior Super Bowl.

Shula participated in last year's ceremony, while Starr was featured as part of Super Bowl XL in Detroit.

Following the 1987 season, Williams set or tied what were several Super Bowl passing records at the time, including most touchdown passes (four), most yards passing (340), longest pass completion (80 yards) and longest touchdown pass (80 yards).

Williams competed 18-of-29 passes for 340 yards and four second-quarter touchdowns.

The Redskins erupted for a Super Bowl-record 35 points in a span of less than six minutes in the second quarter en route to the 42-10 victory.

Williams retired in 1989 from the NFL and went into coaching, including replacing the legendary Eddie Robinson in 1997 as the head coach at Grambling State, his alma mater.

Williams, named one of the 70 Greatest Redskins in 2002, is currently a personnel executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he is responsible for scouting, player evaluations and recruiting free agents.

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