PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- Willie Roaf, Pine Bluff native and former NFL tackle, was honored as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers" today.
Roaf was recognized by representatives from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Allstate Insurance Company and the Pine Bluff community.The event was held at Pine Bluff High School Wednesday afternoon.
The program honors hometown roots of the football's greatest coaches, players and contributors. Clifton Roaf, Willie's father, presented him with a historic plaque for these accomplishments during the ceremony.
Roaf, a Louisiana Tech University alumnus, was a first-round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 1993 NFL Draft. He quickly earned All-Rookie honors and went on to play 189 career games across 13 seasons with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. Roaf was an 11-time Pro Bowl selection and was named the NFC Offensive Lineman of the Year in both 1994 and 1995. He was named first-team All-NFL seven times, All-NFC six times and All-AFC three times. He is a member of the 1990s NFL All-Decade Team and the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team. Roaf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
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