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Saints legend Willie Roaf to be inducted into East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame

Posted Jan 17, 2018

Just the latest honor for Pro Football Hall of Famer

Willie Roaf, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Saints Ring of Honor, Saints Hall of Fame and Saints all-50th team, is adding to his list of accolades. The former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman will be one of three legends inducted into the East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame this year. The other two: Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre and quarterback Gary Huff, a Mississippi native.

The 2018 East-West Shrine Game will be played Saturday, Jan. 20 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Friday, Jan. 19.

Roaf, from Pine Bluff, Ark., was a standout playing a position that is often only recognized when a penalty is called. Emerging as a force at Louisiana Tech, he later racked up a decade of Pro Bowls and a pair of NFLPA Offensive Lineman of the Year awards playing for the Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. Roaf was recognized as a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team for both the 1990s and 2000s. Roaf played in East-West Shrine Game No. 68 in Stanford, Calif., in 1993.

Roaf recently started a business “Frame Your Game” producing custom-designed license plate frames; Roaf is the founder and has partnered with fellow Hall of Famers Earl Campbell, Tim Brown and Dermontti Dawson. Current NFL player Mark Ingram is also part-owner.