The 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was just announced and we’ve got one player with NFC South ties in and another who didn’t make the cut.
Deion Sanders, who spent the first five years of his career with the Atlanta Falcons, was voted in. Offensive tackle Willie Roaf, who spent most of his career with the New Orleans Saints, was not elected. Roaf made the cut as voters trimmed the list of modern-era candidates from 15 to 10, but did not make it through the final vote.
I think Roaf is going to make the Hall of Fame. This was his first year on the ballot and I think he will get in sometime in the next couple of years.
I’ll be back momentarily with a reflection on Sanders’ time with Atlanta.