ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — After 15 years, Doug Williams is coming back to the Washington Redskins to work in the front office.
The Redskins announced Monday that the quarterback who led the team to the Super Bowl championship in the 1987 season will serve as a personnel executive.
Williams quarterbacked the Redskins from 1986-89 and has worked in the front office with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including one season as director of pro personnel in 2009.
Williams has also had two stints coaching his alma mater, Grambling State. He was fired last year two games into the season despite a 61-34 record at the school. Williams’ dismissal upset the players, and they refused to travel to Jackson State for a game later in the season after another coaching change.
“It’s great to be home again,” Williams said in comments distributed by the team. ““It also is great to be affiliated with a GM and coach who are so focused and dedicated to winning. I have only one mission: to help this team obtain the talent it needs so the fans can experience the Super Bowl they deserve.”
Williams previously worked with general manager Bruce Allen in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization.
“As a player, coach and scout, Doug has seen it all and done it all, and we believe he has an incredible talent for identifying the type of players we want with the Redskins,” said Allen.
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