African American Quarterbacks Make Super Bowl History
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson celebrates victory over the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. 2014 in East Rutherford, N.J.
Wilson became only the second African-American quarterback in the 70+ year history of the NFL to win a Super Bowl last year. Only five black quarterbacks have ever started in the Super Bowl: Doug Williams, Steve McNair, Donovan McNabb, Colin Kaepernick, and Russell Wilson. If Wilson wins he’ll also be one of only seven quarterbacks to win more than one Super Bowl in the last 35 years.
Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Feb. 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens won 34-31.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb gets past safety Rodney Harrison of the New England Patriots in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX on Feb 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Tennessee Titans' quarterback Steve McNair scrambles for yardage against St. Louis Rams defenders during the Super Bowl XXXIV in Atlanta on Jan. 30, 2000.
Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams is surrounded by members of the media after leading the Redskins to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII in San Diego, on Jan. 31, 1988. Williams completed 18 of 29 attempts and was named Most Valuable Player.
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