Will Shields is already a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, but for some reason the guard was shut out last year when he was first up for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Now one of the best to ever play his position will get a second chance as he was named one of the 15 modern-era finalists on Friday.
As expected, Shields will face some stiff competition with an impressive group of first-year nominees including Larry Allen, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan. Here is a full list of the finalists:
Larry Allen (G/T), Jerome Bettis (RB), Tim Brown (WR), Cris Carter (WR), Curley Culp (DT/G), Edward DeBartolo Jr. (owner), Kevin Greene (LB), Charles Haley (DE), Art Modell (owner), Jonathan Ogden (OT), Bill Parcells (coach), Andre Reed (WR), Dave Robinson (LB), Warren Sapp (DT), Will Shields (G), Michael Strahan (DE), Aeneas Williams (CB)
In order to get the Hall call, Sheilds will need to get 80 percent of the vote, something he was unable to do last year as one of just two people to be a finalist in their first year (the other was Bill Parcells).
Shields has an impressive resume that includes being named to the Pro Bowl 12 times, All-Pro nine times and a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2000s. He’s also already a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Voting for the Hall of Fame will take place Saturday, Feb. 2 on the eve of super bowl XLVII in New Orleans.