Photo: Clifton Roaf with his son Willie at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Some sad news on the passing of a Michigan State football pioneer.
My research for book Raye of Light revealed he was the first passenger on Duffy Daugherty's Michigan State Underground Railroad. He was very proud of that, and I was proud to meet him and make him a key figure in the book. His story told in Chapter 11 in Raye of Light: "Passengers"
Note last quote in story I wrote 12-9-14
Death announced on facebook by his daughter, Mary Roaf, a professor at Northern Arizona. Son is Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Willie Roaf.
My story with Clifton Roaf on a family member introducing a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee