After a quick series of cuts, the 2012 NFL Hall of Fame class is official and it includes Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Willie Roaf. Roaf made the final cut along with Jack Butler, Curtis Martin, Cortez Kennedy, Chris Doleman and Dermontti Dawson.
First year nominee and long time Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman WIll Shields did not make the initial cut down to ten finalists.
Willie Roaf was the No. 8 overall pick in the 1993 NFL draft, hailing from Louisiana Tech. He played for the New Orleans Saints until 2001, when he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. Roaf played four seasons in KC, making the Pro Bowl each season.
And before you ask, Willie Roaf will not have to make the decision of going in the Hall of Fame as a New Orleans Saints player or Kansas City Chiefs player. The HOF bust sculptures do not reference a particular team.
We'll have more on Roaf's Hall of Fame announcement later. But for now, congratulations to one of the best players to ever suit up for the Kansas CIty Chiefs.