Former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Willie Roaf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last night in Canton, Ohio.
Roaf spent the early part of his career with the New Orleans Saints before coming to Kansas City to complete what many think is one of the greatest offensive lines of all time. When all is said and done, three players from that line, Roaf, guard Will Shields and guard Brian Waters could all be immortalized in the Hall.
Roaf played nine years for the Saints and was elected to seven Pro Bowls during that time. After going down to a season-ending injury in 2002, Roaf was traded to the Chiefs for a conditional draft pick. He played four years for the Chiefs, plowing the way for runners like Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson. Roaf made the Pro Bowl each of his years in KC.
Roaf’s resume boasts 11 Pro Bowls, six First-team All-Pro appearances, three Second-team All-Pro nods and eight All-Conference honors. He was also elected to the NFL All-Decade team…twice, for the ’90s and the 2000s.
And now Willie Roaf is a Hall of Famer. Congrats to Willie.