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Open Thread: Nebraska's Will Shields and Mick Tingelhoff Are Enshrined In The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

The ultimate honor for 2 former Huskers.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Two Nebraska Cornhuskers will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame this evening in Canton, Ohio.

Will Shields - The 1992 Outland Trophy winner from Lawton, Oklahoma had a distinguished career with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1993 to 2007. Shields played in 224 games in the NFL, starting 223 of them. With playoff games included, his 231 straight starts is second only to Brett Favre in NFL longevity.

At Nebraska, Shields was the 2nd OL to play as a true Freshman in the program's history. He was the first scholarship player from the state of Oklahoma, and earned Big 8, AP and UPI honors throughout his career.

His most famous play while at Nebraska? Well, this one is a dandy:

Mick Tingelhoff - The native of Lexington, Nebraska was a 3-year letter winner for the Huskers from 1959-61, becoming a Captain in his Senior year. His legacy grew with his entry in the NFL. He won 1 NFL Championship and 3 NFC titles with the Minnesota Vikings, starting 240 straight games at Center.

Others being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight:

Junior Seau

Charles Haley

Jerome Bettis

Tim Brown

Bill Polian

Where to watch tonight?

Saturday, 6 p.m. CT

Venue: Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio


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