[KC Chiefs.com] With Super Bowl Week in full swing, we once again await word on the newest members of pro football’s elite. On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 44-person selection committee will converge in North Texas to vote on the Class of 2011.
There are 17 final candidates up for consideration this year, with the 2011 class expected to consist of four to seven members. One of the players up for final deliberation is former New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Willie Roaf.
Though he spent the majority of his 13-year playing career in New Orleans, Roaf’s tenure in Kansas City had a profound effect on the franchise. Roaf earned Pro Bowl honors each season he spent in a Chiefs uniform (2002-05) and Kansas City led the NFL in total offense and scoring during his four-year stint in KC.
Overall, Roaf was named to 11 Pro Bowls over his 13-year NFL career – a total that is tied for first in NFL record books among offensive tackles alongside Anthony Munoz and Jonathan Ogden. Munoz is already a member of the Pro Football Fame, while Ogden is not yet eligible for induction.