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2012 NFL Hall Of Fame Finalists: First-Year Nominee Will Shields Could Be Part Of 50th Class

Former Kansas City Chiefs legend Will Shields could look to be a first-ballot member into the 2012 NFL Hall Of Fame class this weekend.

Will Shields, former 14-year veteran and 12-time Pro Bowler for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Will Shields, former 14-year veteran and 12-time Pro Bowler for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs have two prominent members of their storied past up for induction into the Hall of Fame in Will Shields and Willie Roaf. While both will undoubtedly make it at some point, the chances are likely that Shields could get in on his first ballot and be part of the NFL's 50th Hall Of Fame class.

They'll Make It: Will Shields, Chiefs guard. The Hall loves physical iron men, and Shields never missed a game (224 overall) in a brilliant 14-year career that included 12 Pro Bowls.

Shields, from Lawton, Oklahoma, will learn whom the finalists in the 2012 class at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday during a one-hour NFL Network special, live from the Super Bowl Media Center.

For more on Will Shields and his Hall Of Fame candidacy, be sure to check out Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride. For more news and notes on 2012 Hall Of Fame Class check out the SB Nation NFL StoryStream.