NFL Hall of Fame class of 2013: Will Shields falls short, again

Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Former Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields was not inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame class for 2013 was announced on Saturday, with seven new inductees. One of the finalists up for induction, guard Will Shields, spent his entire 14-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately for Shields, he did not make it in 2013, his second year of eligibility after being a finalist in 2012.

Shields went to 12 Pro Bowls and was named to the All-Pro team two times in his career, from 1993-2006. He was regarded as one of the best guards of his generation. Unfortunately, he was on the ballot at the same time as legendary Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers guard Larry Allen.

Allen did make it, though, along with Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells and Warren Sapp. The senior class inductees were Curley Culp and Dave Robinson.

Carter was on his sixth attempt and Parcells on his second, while Allen, Ogden and Sapp all made it on their first attempt. It's tough luck for Shields, but he still has plenty of chances to make it in.

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