Willie Roaf: From Football to Family
Former New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs Lineman Willie Roaf joined John Canzano on The Bald-Faced Truth Tuesday afternoon to talk about the details of his Hall of Fame career.
Roaf, a 2012 Hall of Fame inductee, also spoke on longevity in the NFL and what it takes to have an extended football career.
“Your body is your job,” Roaf said. “Taking care of yourself, being flexible, doing the right things in the offseason…and as you get older it’s more of a technical game, more [than] it is a weightlifting game.”
Canzano also brought up the fact that Roaf's mother, Andree Layton Roaf, was the first African-American woman to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court.
"[I am] just so impressed with her fortitude and how much she pushed herself and how much respect she has," Willie Roaf said. "She was a very special woman."
Drafted with the 8th overall pick in the 1993 draft by the New Orleans Saints, Roaf remained with franchise until he was traded to Kansas City in 2002.
He retired from football in 2005 having played in 189 career games over 13 seasons.
Click the link below to listen to the interview.