Louisiana Tech Hall of Fame football player Willie Roaf, right, presents Tech Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Photo: Cory Diaz)
Willie Roaf joined several of his former 1990 Independence Bowl teammates at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday, commemorating their tie with Maryland in the program’s first bowl game.
To make the day more special, the Louisiana Tech, College Football and Pro Football Hall of Famer decided to donate his Hall of Fame and NFL Hall of Fame jacket to the Charles Wyly museum on campus in Ruston.
“It was important and the timing was good because it’s been 30 years since that big game and I was a redshirt sophomore on that team,” Roaf told The News-Star prior to the Bulldogs hosting UAB Saturday. “I felt like in honor of my teammates and Fred Dean passing, I’ve been talking to his wife Pam.