One of gamewornfootballjersey's all-time favorite players, Will Shields never missed a game in his 14-year career. Shields was awarded the Outland Trophy at the University of Nebraska as the top interior lineman in college football in 1992 and was the Kansas City Chiefs' first pick in the 1993 Draft (3rd round, 74th overall). Shields moved into the starting lineup in week 2 of the 1993 season after Dave Szott injured his knee in the season opener and would never leave the Chiefs starting lineup until his retirement after the 2006 season.
His 224 games and 223 starts are franchise records. Shields would play in 12 consecutive Pro Bowls in his career (1995-2006), was a first team All-Pro three times (1999, 2002, and 2003), a second team All-Pro another four times and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 2000's. Shields was also known for his community involvement, winning the Ed Block Courage Award and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award during his career. Shields wore this jersey in 2001. The right shoulder of the jersey shows much more use than the left side with a few team repairs and several hit marks. This makes sense since the Chiefs often ran to their left and used Shields as a pulling guard (where he would lead with his right side) to block with Brian Waters and John Tait (in 2001) and later the great Willie Roaf for running back Priest Holmes. Shields was voted to the Hall of Fame in 2015.