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Former Chiefs' star Shields honored

2/9/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Former Kansas City Chiefs great Will Shields was honored Saturday as he was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Shields, a Pro Football Hall of Fame-caliber guard, spent 14 seasons with the Chiefs. He made the Pro Bowl 12 times. He played 224 consecutive games for the Chiefs, which was the second longest active streak behind Brett Favre. Shields retired after the 2006 season.

Shields was also honored for his off-the-field success. He established his own foundation in Kansas City and was known for his charitable work. He won the NFL's prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2003.

When he is eligible in 2012, Shields should get serious consideration as a first-ballot Hall of Famer.