Willie Roaf

William Layton Roaf ( born April 18, 1970 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas ) is a former American football player at the position of the offensive tackles. He played from 1993 to 2005 for the New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League ( NFL).

College career

Roaf played in high school both basketball and football. After he was appointed to several football selection team, recruited him the Louisiana Tech University for their football team. Here he played from 1989 until 1992. During his last season he was one of the finalists for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded annually to the best offensive or defensive line player in college football. He was also appointed this year in the All American selection.

NFL Career

With his sporting achievements, his quickness to block despite his height and his good ability, he was selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. Roaf played nine years for the Saints and was elected in this period seven times in the Pro Bowl. After an injury in the 2001 season he was traded in March 2002 to the Kansas City Chiefs. Until his retirement from professional sport in 2005, he was nominated four more times for the Pro Bowl.

Awards and honors

Overall, Roaf was appointed in 13 years eleven times in the Pro Bowl nine times in the All Pro team. He is a member of the National Football League 1990s All- Decade Team and the National Football League 2000s All- Decade Team and the Hall of Fame of Arkansas, the. Louisiana and the New Orleans Saints In 2012 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Roafs mother, Andree Layton Roaf, was a successful lawyer who has received several honors. She was also the first African American woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Arkansas. Roafs father was a dentist. 2009 Roaf worked at Santa Monica Junior College in California as a coach for the offensive line.