23) Willie Roaf

It is always an honor to hear from a great player from your hometown team that you’ve been behind for years. As an eleven-time Pro Bowler, 9-time All-Pro, and a member of not one, but two All-Decade Teams, (90s and 2000s), Willie Roaf would arguably be at a neck and neck run with Brees for the most accomplished player in Saints history. What is incredible is that Roaf has consistently, on the sporadic occasion I have contacted him, taken the time to respond, a testament to how much the guy cares about his fans.

I can tell Willie was honored to be named a finalist for the NFL 100 All Time Team. And while I have since left NOLA once again due to a family member needing assistance after surgery, as well as CO-VID 19, I plan to be back in the future. Thank you Willie!


Published by gratitudetogreats

I am a stage 2 squamous cell cancer survivor who did a project to not just celebrate my victory, but celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NFL and the many greats who built that great institution called Gratitude to Greats. This is where I chronicle my responses from where I sent NFL greats my letters and emails...

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