Former Leesville Wampus Cat Kevin Mawae will take his place among the greats to ever touch the gridiron after being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday afternoon.

Mawae, an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time All Pro, had a 16-year career in the NFL where he spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Tennessee Titans during his illustrious career.

Mawae graduated from Leesville High School in 1989 and started for four years at LSU before being drafted by Seattle in the second round in 1994.

He is currently coaching at Arizona State University.

Mawae joins Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed and Ty Law in the 2019 class, which will be inducted in August in Canton, Ohio.