William Layton Roaf (born April 18, 1970), nicknamed 'Nasty', is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for Louisiana Tech University, and earned All-American honors. He was a first-round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. An eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro, he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Roaf was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He graduated from Pine Bluff High School, where he played for the Pine Bluff Zebras high school football team. He was lightly recruited out of high school, and even considered pursuing basketball instead of football in college. Roaf received an athletic scholarship to attend Louisiana Tech University, where he had an outstanding career for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team from 1989 to 1992.
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