Willie Roaf Semi-Finalist For Hall of Fame

On Sunday, the semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2011 were announced and the group of 26 includes former Chiefs OT Willie Roaf.

He’s one of five first-year eligible players who are part of the group, joining RB Jerome Bettis, RB Marshall Faulk, RB Curtis Martin and DB Deion Sanders.

The Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee picked the 26 semi-finalists from a list of 114 preliminary nominees.

The complete list of 26 modern-era semifinalists is as follows:

  • Jerome Bettis, RB – 1993-95 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 1996-2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tim Brown, WR/KR – 1988-2003 Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Cris Carter, WR – 1987-89 Philadelphia Eagles, 1990-2001 Minnesota Vikings, 2002 Miami Dolphins
  • Don Coryell, Coach – 1973-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978-1986 San Diego Chargers
  • Roger Craig, RB – 1983-1990 San Francisco 49ers, 1991 Los Angeles Raiders, 1992-93 Minnesota Vikings
  • Terrell Davis, RB – 1995-2001 Denver Broncos
  • Dermontti Dawson, C – 1988-2000 Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Edward DeBartolo, Jr., Owner – 1979-1997 San Francisco 49ers
  • Richard Dent, DE – 1983-1993, 1995 Chicago Bears, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1996 Indianapolis Colts, 1997 Philadelphia Eagles
  • Chris Doleman, DE/LB – 1985-1993, 1999 Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95 Atlanta Falcons, 1996-98 San Francisco 49ers
  • Marshall Faulk, RB – 1994-98 Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005 St. Louis Rams
  • Kevin Greene, LB/DE – 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers
  • Ray Guy, P – 1973-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
  • Charles Haley, DE/LB – 1986-1991, 1999 San Francisco 49ers, 1992-96 Dallas Cowboys
  • Lester Hayes, CB – 1977-1986 Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders
  • Cortez Kennedy, DT – 1990-2000 Seattle Seahawks
  • Curtis Martin, RB – 1995-97 New England Patriots, 1998-2005 New York Jets.
  • Art Modell, Owner – 1961-1995 Cleveland Browns, 1996-2003 Baltimore Ravens
  • Andre Reed, WR – 1985-1999 Buffalo Bills, 2000 Washington Redskins.
  • Willie Roaf, T – 1993-2001 New Orleans Saints, 2002-05 Kansas City Chiefs.
  • Ed Sabol, Contributor – 1964-1995 NFL Films
  • Deion Sanders, CB/KR/PR – 1989-1993 Atlanta Falcons, 1994 San Francisco 49ers, 1995-99 Dallas Cowboys, 2000 Washington Redskins, 2004-05 Baltimore Ravens
  • Shannon Sharpe, TE – 1990-99, 2002-03 Denver Broncos, 2000-01 Baltimore Ravens
  • Paul Tagliabue, Commissioner – 1989-2006 National Football League
  • Aeneas Williams, CB/S – 1991-2000 Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals, 2001-04 St. Louis Rams
  • George Young, Contributor – 1968-1974 Baltimore Colts, 1975-78 Miami Dolphins, 1979-1997 New York Giants, 1998-2001 National Football League

3 Responses to “Willie Roaf Semi-Finalist For Hall of Fame”

  • November 29, 2010  - Byzkit says:

    Hey Bob if Roaf makes the cut to the finalists will you present his case to the committee or will it be someone from New Orleans?


  • November 29, 2010  - Dan-NY says:

    Bob–
    Six of the 26 candidates are non-players. Is that an unusually high percentage? Has there been any push for a vote-in process for non-players to be separated from that for the players?


  • November 29, 2010  - Don says:

    Bob, you did a great job over some years to get DT’s place in the hall and rightfully so. I agree and think you’d be an awesome choice of presenter.




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