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Essential reading ahead of Will Shields’ enshrinement in Pro Football Hall of Fame

Former Chief Will Shields.
Former Chief Will Shields.

On Saturday, former Chiefs great Will Shields will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You can watch the ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m., on ESPN.

To get you warmed up for the big day, here are some stories that The Kansas City Star reporters and columnists have written about Shields.

Former Chiefs guard Will Shields is elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Shields was the bedrock of the Chiefs’ offensive line of the 1990s and 2000s and a 12-time Pro Bowl selection. “It was a great day,” said a beaming Shields, who was in his fourth year of eligibility after retiring following the 2006 season. His induction will be Aug. 8 in Canton, Ohio.

Mellinger: Former Chief Will Shields made impact in KC that went beyond football

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is about football first and football only. The men that Will Shields is to join with induction are the best players our country’s most popular sport has seen, and by that demanding standard the former Chiefs lineman is now certified. But — and we mean no offense to the Pro Football Hall of Fame here — football is not even close to the best thing about Shields.

Former Chief Will Shields pleased to enter Hall of Fame with fellow Nebraska Cornhusker

Former Chiefs guard Will Shields said he didn’t know about fellow 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Mick Tingelhoff’s Nebraska roots until after learning about the voting results at the Super Bowl in February.

Will Shields walks through some Chiefs history at Union Station

Former Chiefs offensive lineman and future Hall of Famer Will Shields was honored Wednesday night as part of the “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame” exhibit at Union Station.