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Willie Roaf's road to greatness

Hall of Famer's father emotional while telling family story

Updated: August 4, 2012, 10:44 PM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

CANTON, Ohio -- A party swung all around Willie Roaf's dad -- John Madden holding court, Bill Parcells making a beeline for the ice cream bar, rapper Luther Campbell strolling in late asking for Bacardi Limon -- but Cliff Roaf sat on a couch in the corner of the hotel lobby. The night before his son would be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he needed to "marinate," he said, just watch and soak it all in. A woman wandered past, the wife of a Hall of Famer, and when she saw Cliff, she ...

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