Super Bowl XXII champion Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins—now known as the Washington Football Team—becomes the first African American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl on January 31, 1988, in San Diego, California, scoring four of Washington's five touchdowns in an upset 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Williams was drafted by the Redskins in 1981 and spent three seasons with them before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for wide receiver Mark Carrier. He played two more seasons with the Bucs before being released after starting quarterback Brian Griese returned from injury. The Cincinnati Bengals then signed Williams, but he was injured during preseason practice and missed the entire 1987 season. He returned for the 1988 season and led the Redskins to their first Super Bowl appearance.
In 1989, Williams started all 16 games for the first time in his career and led the team to its first 10 wins before suffering a knee injury that required surgery. He missed the last three games of the season and the Redskins lost two of those games. The team still managed to win the division title and reach the Super Bowl despite him not playing.
After graduating from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he set school records with 3,036 passing yards and 46 touchdown passes, Williams went on to have a successful NFL career.
Redskins The Redskins won their first Super Bowl, defeating the Dolphins 27-17. On January 30, 1983, the game was held in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This Super Bowl took place at the end of a season that had been considerably cut short due to a players' strike. As a result, many of the league's top players were not available for this game.
The '83 season was also notable for being the last season without a championship game before its creation in 2002. The NFL decided not to hold such a game in 1984 because there weren't enough good teams left in the league.
However, the league did hold two more championship games after this one. The Redskins went on to lose their next three playoff games before finally losing to the Giants in the 1988 NFC Championship Game.
During this time period, the Redskins finished with a 7-9 record and met Miami in the Super Bowl. It was the first time in history that both finalists from the same conference ended the regular season with undefeated records. However, it wasn't enough to prevent the Redskins from going home early.
Many people may not know this, but the '83 season was also the first ever for several things including the St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series, the Minnesota Vikings winning the NFL Draft, and Prince Charles becoming King Charles II.
Louis. The Rams went on to win their first Super Bowl, defeating the Tennessee Titans 23-16 in Super Bowl XXXIV. ...
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Vernon Davis (born January 31, 1984) is a former tight end in the National Football League. Davis was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2015, and he helped the club win Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers. In 2016, he signed with the Washington Redskins, where he remained until his retirement at the end of the 2019 season. A first-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2007 NFL Draft, Davis played his entire career up until that point with the VIons.
Before the start of the 2015 season, it was announced by the team that Davis would be suspended for the first four games of that season for using performance-enhancing drugs. He had previously been suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Davis has been criticized for not playing well before his suspensions, but he still managed to catch 91 passes for 1,247 yards and nine touchdowns in those five seasons. The most impressive statistic is that he did this while being targeted an average of more than 10 times per game. This shows that even when not playing at his best, Davis still proved to be one of the top receivers in the NFL.
It's safe to say that Vernon Davis won't be winning any awards for good play during his suspension, but that doesn't matter to him or the team. What does matter is that Davis put himself in the record books as one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history.
The Rams of St. Louis Kurt Warner (born June 22, 1971 in Burlington, Iowa, USA) is an American professional gridiron football quarterback who won two NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) awards (1999, 2001) and a Super Bowl victory (2000) as a member of the St. Louis Rams. He also played in a second Super Bowl for the Washington Redskins in 2005.
Warner started his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he stayed for three seasons. The Jags released him after he lost games in each of his first two seasons. He then went to the Arizona Cardinals where he spent one season before being traded to the Rams. In St. Louis, he became a starter again and led them to the playoffs each year he was there. After losing in the first round of the 1999 NFC Championship Game to the New York Giants, Warner signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he lost his starting job to Donovan McNabb during training camp and was eventually traded to the Washington Redskins. There, he replaced an injured Mark Rypien and helped lead the team to a 14-2 record before losing in the first round of the 2005 NFC Championship Game to the Chicago Bears.
In 1999, Warner led the Rams to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1954. They lost 19-33 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2001, the Rams returned to the Super Bowl after a 12-4 regular season.