The Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee announced last Saturday that New Orleans Saints offensive tackle William Roaf was enshrined as part of the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012, along with defensive end Chris Doleman, cornerback Jack Butler, running back Curtis Martin, defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, and center Dermontti Dawson. The class will be enshrined in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.
“Willie Roaf had an outstanding career and definitely belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” said former Saints’ head coach Jim Mora, in a released statement. “He possessed exceptional physical talent and a great work ethic. He was blessed with high quality character and a team oriented attitude.
“He was a team leader, always positive, upbeat, and a fun guy to coach and have on the team,” he added. “Without question Willie was one of my best and favorite players ever.”
Roaf was elected to 11 Pro Bowls during his 13-year NFL career, tying Hall of Fame tackle Anthony Munoz