It’s been 25 years since the Washington Redskins, put on an offensive clinic, and won Super Bowl XXII. Five possessions, 18 plays, 35 points and 356 yards, and it all happened in the second quarter. The Redskins turned a 10-0 first quarter deficit to John Elway and the Denver Broncos, into a 35-1o halftime lead.
It was because of Super Bowl MVP, Quarterback Doug Williams. There’s no doubt that the Redskins offense fed off of Williams precision. Williams completed 18-of-29 passes for 340 yards, with four touchdown passes. The decisive 42-10 victory on Jan. 31, 1988, was the Redskins’ second championship in five years.
Larry Michael spoke with all time great, Doug Williams, on Redskins Nation Tuesday, about an upcoming event, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Redskins victory in Super Bowl XXII.
On Redskins Nation, Larry Michael asked Doug Williams, “Does it really feel like 25 years?”
Williams said: “It really doesn’t, only because it’s such a fun memory, but when you sit down and think about it and talk to some of your ex teammates, 25 years later, it’s such a great feeling to enjoy the fact.”
Washington Football Legends, presented by Marriott, is hosting an event on Saturday, March 23, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Super Bowl XXII.
Williams says he couldn’t be more proud to be attending the event. “I think it’s just a great event an I’m just glad to have had the opportunity to be apart of this.”
Some of the 2013 Award Honorees will be:
The Daniel Snyder Community MVP Award — To be presented to Marc Andersen, in recognition of his extraordinary philanthropic endeavors as a member of the business community in the Washington D.C. area.
The George Michael Excellence in Media Award — To be presented to Glen Harris, in recognition of his outstanding coverage of the sport of football in the great Washington D.C. area.
The Bobby Mitchell Champion Gridiron Award — To be presented to Ken Houston, former Washington Redskin in recognition of his tremendous impact on the sport of football in the greater Washington D.C. area.
The charity benefit and dinner will be a special night for all those who attend.
If you would like to find out more information or register for the event, click here.
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