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“I know who he is,” new Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanuagh said of Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams.
He knows him quite well, actually.
Yesterday, during a segment on “Redskins Nation,” Larry Michael, Voice of the Redskins, asked Cavanaugh about his familiarity with the coaching staff and received this historical nugget.
“Doug and I came out [of college] the same year,” Cavanaugh said. “When I was down in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl it hit me that 37 years ago he and I were on opposing teams.”
Cavanaugh guided undefeated Pitt to the 1976 National Championship and was named the Sugar Bowl MVP after a 27-3 victory over Georgia. He completed 10-of-18 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown along with a rushing score and continued his success through his senior year.
The New England Patriots selected him in the second-round of the 1978 NFL Draft.
Meanwhile, Williams had an incredible senior season, too, at Grambling State and finished fourth in the Heisman voting that year.
In his career as a starter, Williams led Grambling to a 35-5 record, winning two Southwestern Athletic Conference championships before the Buccaneers drafted him in the first round, 33 spots before Cavanaugh.
The two star quarterbacks briefly shared a field. Now, they’ll share the same team.
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