The Shack Harris & Doug Williams Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded by Grambling State University Tigers and NFL quarterback pioneers Pro Bowl MVP James "Shack" Harris and Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams.
Since its inception in 2005, the Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in support of economically and physically challenged youth for after-school initiatives, leadership development, mentoring programs and minority higher education assistance. The Foundation has also established the Black College Football Hall of Fame.
Doug Williams was the first black quarterback to start in a Super Bowl, setting several Super Bowl passing records and being named the game's Most Valuable Player. He is now the Head Football Coach at Grambling State University.
James "Shack" Harris was the first black quarterback to lead a team to playoffs. He was the first to be a Pro Bowl quarterback and Pro Bowl MVP. In May 2003, Sports Illustrated named him the 36th most influential minority person in sports. Shack presently is Senior Personnel Executive with the Detroit Lions.