Former Nebraska lineman Will Shields who played in 224 straight games for the Kansas City Chiefs from his rookie season in ’93 to his final season in ’06 is one of 15 finalists for Pro Football’s Hall of Fame. The longtime Chiefs lineman was named first-team All-Pro three times, during which he blocked for an NFL-best scoring offense featuring running back Priest Holmes in 2002 and 2003.
Shields played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1989 through 1992. Shields was a consensus first-team All-American and Outland Trophy winner during his final year at Nebraska. He is one of eight Cornhuskers players to win the Outland Trophy. He is one of only sixteen Cornhuskers to have his jersey retired by the team.