Doug Williams

by John Max 25 Sep,2020
Doug Williams
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
  • Birth Name Douglas Lee Williams
  • Birth Place Zachary, Louisiana
  • Famous Name Doug Williams
  • Father Robert Williams
  • Mother Laura Williams
  • Net Worth $10 Million
  • Position in Team Senior vice president of player development
  • Current team Washington Football Team
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Profession NFL Executive
  • Currently Working For Washington Football Team
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Raunda Williams
  • Children Eight

Douglas Lee Williams a.k.a. Doug Williams is an American football executive and retired quarterback and coach. He is well recognized for his performance with the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII against the Denver Broncos, where he earned Super Bowl MVP after passing for 340 yards and 4 touchdowns, making him the first black quarterback to both start and win a Super Bowl. The 1978 NFL draftee played for Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1978–1982), Oklahoma/Arizona Outlaws (1984–1985), and Washington Redskins (1986–1989). After retirement, he started coaching, most notably serving as the head coach of the Grambling State Tigers. Currently, Williams is Senior adviser at Washington Football Team. 

Zachary, Louisiana native, Doug William was born on 9th August 1955, under the star sign Leo. The sixty-six years old is an American by nationality who came from the Afro-American ethnic background.

How Much Is Doug Williams Net Worth In 2022?

As of 2022, Dough Williams' net worth is estimated at $10 million. He started his NFL career in 1978 with Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he was $120,000 a year, the lowest salary for a starting quarterback in the league. After the 1982 season, Williams asked for a $600,000 contract.

Following his departure from the NFL, he served and later moved to the coaching field. He was a head coach at Pointe Coupee Central High School, Northeast High School, Morehouse College, and Grambling State University. 

Doug Williams, posing for a photo on December 7, 2015, during a football game with the Dallas Cowboys. SOURCE: Wikipedia

Earlier, Doug served as the executive at the Washington football team of the NFL. According to the source, the National Football League (NFL) executive compensation is between $180,000-$400,000 per annum. 

Doug Williams' Wife: Is He Married?

Doug has married twice. He first tied the knot with Janice Goss in 1982. The two divorced the following year. After that, William married to Raunda. They share eight children: Laura, Lee, Ashley, Adrian, Doug, Jr., Jasmine, Temessia, and Carmaleta.

The Doug Williams Family SOURCE: MGB INC. - Men Giving Back

Their sons Adrian played basketball for Brown University until graduating after the 2010–11 season while Doug Jr. (D.J.) signed to play for his father at Grambling State University. 

Family & Academic Background

Doug was born to Robert Williams and Laura Williams. He has a younger brother, Mike Williams, also a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League

Doug did his high schooling at Northeast High School (Louisiana). He enrolled at Grambling State University where he played under head coach Eddie Robinson. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in education, and he began work on his master's degree before the 1978 NFL Draft.

Career Highlights & Awards

  • Super Bowl champion (XXII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XXII)
  • 1978 NFL All-Rookie Team 
  • 80 Greatest Redskins
  • Washington Redskins Ring of Fame
  • Tampa Stadium Krewe of Honor
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor
  • 2001 College Football Hall of Fame inductee 

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