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Former Chiefs guard Will Shields Elected to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

Former Chiefs guard Will Shields has gotten honored, as the former OL has been elected to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame. Shields, who played at Nebraska during 1989-92, was among 14 players and two coaches to be selected.

“It’s really, cool, it’s shocking … … like wow … I was a good player, but then to be considered one of the best …” Shields said. “You didn’t work for that goal, but to be able to put your numbers together with everyone else, and say, ‘You know, I had a pretty good career, and it was fun on the way to do it.”’

Shields will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame next year, so this could be a precursor to the ultimate honor in 2012. He’s certain to be inducted into the Chiefs Hall of Fame next March.

“You never can tell,” said Shields, who was elected to the college hall of fame in his third year of eligibility. “You can hope and dream and still have to wait your turn. But every time you get in one, hopefully it is getting you closest to the next. Just take it as it is and be happy with it.”

Shields will be introduced at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 6 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.

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