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Willie Roaf On NFL Hall of Fame 2011 Finalist List

Well this isn't unexpected.

Former Kansas City Chief Willie Roaf is one of 15 modern-era finalists for the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame. Roaf is one of five first year eligible nominees who are the list. The other first year eligible candidates include Deion Sanders, Jerome Bettis, Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin.

Willie Roaf retired in 2005, which makes this his first year eligible because candidates have to been at least five years removed from football. I know many of us remember him almost exclusively as a Chief but Roaf spent the 1993-2001 seasons in New Orleans. 

Roaf was part of the legendary Kansas City offensive line of the early 2000s, which created record breaking seasons for Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson

We'll go more in depth on Willie Roaf as the Super Bowl nears. Congrats to a very deserving player.