Willie Roaf and Will Shielfs have been named semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2012 class.
Roaf and Shields join 24 other semi-finalists. The group was cut down from 105 names.
The Chiefs traded for Roaf in 2006 after the T spent nine years playing for the New Orleans Saints. Roaf played for the Chiefs for four years and helped lead one of best offensive lines of all-time. He made the Pro Bowl all four years in Kansas City. Roaf was elected to 11 Pro Bowls over the course of his amazing career.
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Shields, on the other hand, was home grown. Born in Fort Riley, Kansas, Shields played his entire 14-year career with the Chiefs. Taken in the third round in 1993. Roaf had a streak where he played 231 straight games on the KC offensive line and he was elected to an absurd 12 Pro Bowls. He was awarded the Walter Peyton Man of the Year Award in 2003.
Congratulations to both Roaf and Shields. Here’s hoping they go into the Hall together.