On Friday afternoon, Grambling State University honored former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams with his own street name: Doug Williams Drive. The street is located on the corner of Facilities and Stadium Drive on the Grambling State campus in Louisiana. – Washington Redskins
“I was a little shocked,” Williams recently told Larry Michael on “Redskins Nation,” “because you don’t expect anything to happen like that.”
Williams, who was a two-time recipient of the Black College Player of the Year Award, attended Grambling State and played for legendary head coach Eddie Robinson. He guided the Tigers to a 36-7 record as a four-year starter at quarterback and led Grambling State to three Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Championships.
In 1977, Williams led the NCAA in several categories, including total yards from scrimmage (3,249), passing yards (3,286), touchdown passes (38), and yards per play (8.6). He finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting, behind Earl Campbell, Terry Miller and Ken MacAfee.
Williams graduated from Grambling State with a bachelor’s degree in education, and began working on his master’s degree before the 1978 NFL Draft. Read more via KTBS