Just ask Tom Osborne, Nebraska’s former head coach and former athletic director who recruited Shields away from his home state of Oklahoma. “Will had excellent leadership ability, which he accomplished in a quiet way,” Osborne said. “He led by example and was a person of outstanding character. During his last two years at Nebraska he served as a mentor to a junior high school boy in the Lincoln Public Schools.
“This was typical of his willingness to serve other people,” Osborne said. “After becoming an outstanding player with the Kansas City Chiefs, Will continued to serve young people in the Kansas City area through various charitable organizations. His being named NFL Man of the Year symbolizes his philanthropic spirit. We are very proud of his accomplishments both on and off the field.”
How Committed are you!
Following my NFL Hall-Of-Fame Football career, I can honestly say that one of the keys to my success can be summed up by one word………COMMITMENT!
“I believe if you commit to being the best at something you can make it happen. So why not commit to a healthy life style.” Will Shields
On the field Highlights
14 Year NFL career with the Kansas City Chiefs
12 NFL pro bowls (NFL ALL Star Game)
NFL All Decade Team
2003 NFL Walter Payton Man-of-The-Year Award (Community service award)
1992 College Football Outland trophy winner (Best College Linemen Award)
Oklahoma High School Defensive Player of the year
Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame
2016 University Of Nebraska Sports Hall Of Fame
Walter Camp Man Of The Year
2011 College Football Foundation Hall Of Fame
2012 Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame
2015 Pro Football Hall Of Fame
Started 231 consecutive games a Kansas City Chiefs record