The New Orleans Saints will get their second “official” player inducted in the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame as offensive tackle Willie Roaf was just included in the class of 2012. Roaf will join DB Jack Butler, C Dermontti Dawson, DE Chris Doleman, DT Cortez Kennedy, and RB Curtis Martin among others.
In 2010 outside linebacker Ricky Jackson, a key member of the Saints “Dome Patrol” linebacking core of the late 80’s and early 90’s, was inducted into the Hall of Fame as the first “official” Saints player.
Roaf played his college football at Louisiana Tech, before coming to the Saints organization. Roaf spent his first nine seasons (1993-2001) in the NFL with the Saints.
He became a starter at offensive tackle his rookie season and never looked back.
In his second season, Roaf was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first of seven consecutive times with the Saints.
In 2002, Roaf went to the Kansas City Chiefs and was selected to the Pro Bowl in all four of his seasons (2002-2005) with the Chiefs before he retired.
Roaf’s 13 seasons in the NFL and 11 Pro Bowl selections are what helped him become one of the 2011 and 2012 Hall of Fame finalists.