Will Herthie Shields is a former college and professional American football player who was an offensive guard in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Nebraska, earning consensus All-American honors and winning the Outland Trophy. He played his entire professional career for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, and never missed a game in fourteen seasons. Shields was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
|Don't forget, I was the soft, pudgy kid in school that everyone made fun of.|
|Football is a violent game. We are violent men.|
|I think I was one of those kids that I might not fight you if you stepped on my shoes or stole my lunch money or that kind of stuff. But if you picked on a girl or something like that, that would cause me to rear up a little bit.||Money, Coins & Minting|
|I'm alive. That's a good thing.|
|I'm most proud of the fact I carried myself on and off the field consistently for what the NFL stands for.|
|Just looking at society as a whole, there are a lot of different things that we are not doing as a group to make sure we are close. Everything is in transit. People are moving from place to place. You can have a neighbor you live next to for five years and never speak to, and nobody has a problem with that.||Society|