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September 4, 2012

Shields to represent Chiefs at NFL Kickoff event

Former Chiefs guard Will Shields will represent the club when 32 NFL alums, one representing each team, are part of the pregame celebration at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday as part of the 2012 NFL Kickoff Show.

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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

Former Chiefs guard Will Shields will represent the club when 32 NFL alums, one representing each team, are part of the pregame celebration at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday as part of the 2012 NFL Kickoff Show.

Also, 32 fans will unveil their team’s 2012 season flag as winners of the inaugural NFL Fan Flag Challenge. The contest asked fans to submit designs with elements representative of their team’s city, community, traditions or fans. The winner’s concept was then used to create the team’s flag. The 32 fans will be joined by 32 NFL legends to unveil their team’s flag.

The NFL regular season begins on Wednesday night when the Dallas Cowboys visit the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.

Shields, a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame, was a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility last February and will likely be a finalist in 2013.

Another former Chief, offensive tackle Willie Roaf, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will represent the New Orleans Saints in New York.

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