Posts Tagged ‘Doug Williams’

A Brief History of the USFL

Adam Rank gives a humorous retelling of the brief history of the USFL.

Doug Williams: Climate changed ‘tremendously’ for black QBs

Doug Williams became the first post-merger African-American quarterback selected in round one of the NFL draft in 1978 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers grabbed the Grambling State signal caller with the 17th pick.

Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III were drafted No. 1 and No. 2 overall, respectively, in the past two NFL drafts.

Will LeBron James receive a John Elway welcome?

LeBron James might win a championship with a different team than the one that drafted him. But he’s hardly the first player to be in such a position.

Draft Countdown: Just one more day

One freaking day. One more for scouting personnel across the league to figure it out, so to speak. Hopefully the Panthers have, as they’re in the leadoff spot.

Draft Countdown: 17 again

The Path to Primetime is down to 17 days. While 17 reminds some people of teenybopper magazines, or bad Winger songs, the number jogs to mind many things NFL draft related.

McNair was more than a gladiator

The NFL has lost a true gladiator with the tragic shooting death of Steve McNair. As I reflect on McNair’s career, I think of the inspiration he represents to players across the league, but particularly, players from small schools.

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