On This day in history marks two major milestones in Black history. Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins, known as the Washington Commanders, was the first Black quarterback to play in the Super Bowl on Jan. 31, 1988

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This is Clay Cane. On This day in history marks two major milestones in Black history. Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins, known as the Washington Commanders, was the first Black quarterback to play in the Super Bowl on Jan. 31, 1988. He also became the first Black QB to win the Super Bowl when he led the Redskins to defeat the Denver Broncos 42-10. Williams, who was injured early on in the game, came back after two plays to score five touchdowns and seal the Commanders’ win. With Williams as their leader, the Commanders scored 35 points in one quarter, setting another record for the most points ever for a single postseason quarter in National Football League history. Williams retired from football the following year, he would become a prominent coach and executive.

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