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Tales from the trail: Will Shields nearly wound up at Arkansas and on defense

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO, Staff Writer, Modified: January 28, 2011 at 8:12 pm •  Published: January 28, 2011

Shields was a 12-time Pro Bowl selection with Kansas City. However, his legacy goes beyond the field. Shields was received the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2003 for his “Will to Succeed” Foundation, which he started in 1993. The foundation helps guide, inspire and improve the lives of abused and neglected women and children. Shields was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's Man of the Year in December.

Shields owns and operates 68 Inside Sports, a gym and sports facility in Overland Park, Kan. Shields, his wife and their three kids live in Overland Park.

“I don't second-guess anything that's happened,” Shields said. “It's been a tremendous ride, and I can't complain.”