Doug Williams graduated from Grambling State University with a Bachelor’s degree in education in 1978.
In Super Bowl XXII, in the second quarter, Williams set a Super Bowl single-quarter record when pass for 340 yards and 4 touchdowns, making him the first black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl and be named MVP.
Williams was drafted in the first round (17th overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft, becoming the first black quarterback taken in the first round of an NFL draft.
In 2009, Williams and fellow Grambling State alumnus James Harris co-founded the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
Williams presently is the head football coach at Grambling, where he played for HBCU legend football coach Eddie Robinson.