Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Will Shields

Will Shields


  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • School: Nebraska
  • High School: Lawton HS (Lawton, OK)
  • Years: 1989-1992
  • Inducted: 2011
  • Place of Birth: Ft. Riley,KS
  • Date of Birth: Sep 15, 1971
  • Jersey Number: 75
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 305

Member Biography

An Oklahoma native, Will Shields played high school football in the shadow of the Sooner football program. Although he did not get a scholarship offer from OU, he decided to accept the scholarship that was given to him from rival Nebraska. Shields, the 15th Cornhusker player to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, carved out a career that resulted in an Outland Trophy in his 1992 senior year. In one contest, he helped lead the way as Nebraska piled up 617 rushing yards. During three of the four seasons that Will played at Nebraska, the Cornhuskers led the nation in rushing offense. A three-time all-conference performer, he appeared in four bowl games as the Cornhuskers and amassed an impressive 37-10-1 record in his four years in Lincoln. Shields was a third-round selection in the 1993 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. He played 14 seasons for the Chiefs, never missed a game, and started 223 of his 224 career games. Shields also received the 2003 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Will founded the Will to Succeed Foundation which has a mission to guide, inspire and improve the lives of abused and neglected women and children. He is also a member of several boards in the Kansas City area and serves as the spokesperson for multiple local charities. He lives in Overland Park, Kan., with his wife, Senia, and their three children.