The New Orleans Saints drafted tackle Willie Roaf out of Louisiana Tech in the first round eighth player overall, in the 1993 NFL Draft.
Roaf started all 16 games at right tackle and did not miss an offensive snap during his first season and earned All-Rookie honors.
He played nine seasons in New Orleans where he started 131 regular season games.
In 2002 Roaf was traded by the Saints to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for a third-round draft pick.
He was a key part of Kansas City’s offensive line that helped the Chiefs lead the NFL in points scored in 2002 and 2003.
Roaf played in 189 career games over 13 seasons and was named first-team All-NFL seven times (1994-96, 2000, 2003-05), All-NFC six times, and All-AFC three times.
Roaf is a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990s.
Willie visited the Hall of Fame in March to prepare for his Enshrinement.
Roaf being measured for his bust.
Willie signing autographs before being measured for his gold jacket.
Roaf at Super Bowl XLVI.