Doug Williams

Former Grambling State head coach Doug Williams was not so outstanding over the last two years at his alma mater, but that didn’t stop him from winning a college football award.

The Davey O’Brien Foundation announced that Williams as the recipient of the 2013 Davey O’Brien Legends Award presented by Low T Center for outstanding contributions to football on and off the field.

He will be presented with the award at the 37th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 17, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

“I’m very honored to receive the Legends Award,” Williams said. “It’s a privilege to be included among some of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.”

Established in 2001 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Davey O’Brien Foundation, the Legends Award recognizes a college or professional quarterback who has made a significant contribution to the game of football, distinguished himself as an extraordinary leader and demonstrated exemplary conduct on and off the football field.

Williams, who won four SWAC championships as a head coach at Grambling over a nine-year period, was fired two games into the 2013 regular season.



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