<span>Former New Orleans Saints tackle William Roaf will be formally inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame at a luncheon on Friday, September 26. Roaf was elected by the Media Selection Committee of the Saints Hall of Fame.
The first round draft choice (eighth overall) out of Louisiana Tech in 1993, Roaf played nine seasons in New Orleans (1993-2001). Roaf was named first-team All-Pro in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000. He was named second-team All-Pro in 1998.
In addition, Roaf was named to the Pro Bowl in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000, starting all seven of those all-star games. Roaf is first in New Orleans Saints history in All-Pro honors and in Pro Bowl appearances. He was part of the 2000 NFLK South Division Championship team that defeated the St. Louis Rams, 31-28, for the first playoff win in franchise history. In total, Roaf played in 131 games for the Saints.
Barra L. Birrcher will receive the Joe Gemelli Fleur De Lis Award for his contribution to the Saints' organization.
A native of New Orleans and a graduate of Jesuit High School and the University of New Orleans, Birrcher worked for the Saints for 36 years before his retirement in 2007. He served many roles with the Saints, including positions in the Community Relations department, Marketing, Travel Coordinator and Advertising Coordinator.
He will be honored along with Roaf on September 26.
For more information on the Saints Hall of Fame, please contact Ken Trahan at (504) 450-9893.