As former Kansas City Chiefs lineman Willie Roaf made his way into the hallowed halls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio this weekend, his acceptance speech found him mentioning a number of former teammates and players during his 10 minute presentation. After being introduced by his father, Clifton Roaf, Willie took to the podium to make his own acceptance speech along with five others being inducted.
Roaf was a member of one of the best offensive lines of a generation alongside notables like Will Shields, Casey Wiegmann and Brian Waters for the Chiefs, and he mentioned several of those names on Saturday.
"When I was notified I was elected into the Hall of Fame, I was so happy," said Roaf. "I felt a strong sense of pride, proud of have earned such an honor, proud to be a part of the legends of the game. But at the same time, I felt an overwhelming sense of humility realizing that being elected to the Hall of Fame wasn't something I did alone."