Will Shields played 14 seasons in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs. He started in 234 of 235 games played, played in 12 Pro Bowls, and was enshrined in the 2015 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Shields, an All American at the University of Nebraska, won the 1992 Outland Trophy. He won the NFL’s Walter Peyton NFL Man of the Year Award in 2003. Shields played for two great coaches during his football career–Marty Schottenheimer (Kansas City Chiefs) and Tom Osbourn (Nebraska Cornhuskers)–both of which taught him the importance of team work.
Since retiring from football, Shields has worked in fitness and banking. Shield currently owns and operates 68 Inside Sports, a gymnasium and sports facility in Overland Park, Kansas. His Will to Succeed Foundation seeks to guide, inspire, empower and improve the lives of those less fortunate by providing financial, educational and other everyday resources to those identified as most in need. He is a motivational speaker and works as NFL Ambassador.
Shields is married to his wife Senia. They have one daughter, Sanayika, and two sons, Shavon and Solomon.