April 18, 1970
William (Willie) Roaf was born in Pine Bluff (Jefferson County). Roaf became one of the greatest football players in Arkansas sports history and one of the best offensive linemen ever in the National Football League (NFL), amassing eleven Pro Bowl selections. In 2012, Roaf was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Roaf has also been inducted into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame, the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, and the College Football Hall of Fame.