Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams, who has worked for the Washington Redskins the last four seasons as a senior executive, has been promoted to Senior VP of Player Personnel in the Redskins organization.
Williams, who was the 17th overall pick in the 1978 NFL Draft out of FCS Grambling State by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, returned to the NFL in 1986 after a stint in the USFL, joining the Redskins and helping Washington win a Super Bowl.
He was eventually inducted into the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Now, he climbs another rung on the corporate ladder within the Washington organization as the Redskins look to solidify the front office following the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan in March of 2017.
Williams offered the following statement after the announcement on Tuesday morning:
“Standing here today, I’m a real humble individual and I’m going to say something my college coach used to always say to me. He ‘had to be the luckiest man in the world,’ and that’s how I feel this morning to be in this position, proudly. I’m humbled this morning. But it’s my job to lead the personnel department, and we’re going to do that with all the continuity that we have back here. So, I want to say thank you to Bruce again, thanks to Mr. [Dan] Snyder for giving me this opportunity, and thanks to all of the fans in Washington, D.C.”
Washington has yet to hire a new general manager to replace McCloughan, but retains president Bruce Allen, and, of course, is still under the leadership of owner Dan Snyder.