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Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis - #52 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 240 lbs.
Birthday 01/25/1985
Birthplace Bruceton, TN
College Mississippi
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 11th pick by 49ers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
120 2 2

NFC West spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush delivers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Luck grows up in emotional Colts win

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne stand out in Indy, imagining Peyton in San Fran, Eli goes to the movies and lots more from Week Five.

49ers amass 621 yards in romp over Bills

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for a season-high 303 yards and three touchdowns and the 49ers amassed a franchise-record 621 yards in blowing by the Bills 45-3.

Book revisits pro football's greatest QB controversy

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:06 a.m. ET
A new book examines the 49ers' QB controversy that raged in the late 1980s featuring future Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

49ers cruise to 34-0 win over hapless Jets

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
The 49ers used a solid running game, a smothering defense, a little bit of the wildcat-style offense and even blocked a punt in to a 34-0 victory over the Jets.

Is balance of power shifting on Niners' O-line?

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 10:39 p.m. ET
Don’t look now, but the right side of the Niners’ offensive line could be catching up to the more vaunted left side on the national attention meter.

Scout's Notebook: 49ers TE Delanie Walker

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
PFW personnel analyst breaks down 49ers TE Delanie Walker, who is set to become a free agent following the season.

Week Four handicapping column

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening believes Rex Ryan's underdog Jets can keep it close against the favored 49ers.

Key matchup: Niners QB Alex Smith vs. Jets secondary minus Darrelle Revis

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
PFW's Dan Arkush focuses on Niners QB Alex Smith vs. the Jets’ secondary minus Darrelle Revis in the Niners-Jets matchup this Sunday.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state for the NFC West.

Ponder, Vikings hand 49ers first defeat

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw two touchdown passes to tight end Kyle Rudolph to help the Vikings hand the 49ers their first defeat, 24-13 on Sunday.

Power rankings: 49ers grind their way to the top

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 9:43 a.m. ET
The 49ers sit atop our rankings after two weeks, while the Saints reach unfamiliar depths.

NFC West spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

Davis' two TDs help put Niners past Lions

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:06 a.m. ET
Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and San Francisco beat the Lions 27-19.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 24, 2011
Willis and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. are inactive for San Francisco, while Seattle's leading receiver, rookie Doug Baldwin, is playing despite a sore ankle.||||||| Willis missed his third straight game with a hamstring injury.
Posted Oct. 20, 2010
Willis said Wednesday that the latest crackdown on dangerous and flagrant hits will make it difficult for him and other players to do what they do best.||||||| Willis already is having a tough enough time this season without having to worry about increased restrictions. The linebacker, who has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons, is off to the slowest start of his four-year career. "I thought as a defensive guy you're supposed to hit," Willis said. "You shouldn't get in trouble or fined or get a flag for just playing football."
Posted May 04, 2010
Willis and the Niners agreed to a five-year contract extension Tuesday that takes him through the 2016 season.||||||| This is another big offseason splash by new San Francisco personnel chief Trent Baalke, who took charge after general manager Scot McCloughan's abrupt departure in March. Locking up Willis for the long haul makes sure the 49ers keep their defensive leader after they bolstered their offense in the draft with two top linemen.
Posted March 17, 2010
Willis has undergone surgery on his right knee to remove an inflamed fluid sac that kept him out of this year's Pro Bowl.||||||| The 49ers said the surgery, considered minor and done about a week ago, was performed by Dr. Tim McAdams and Dr. Gary Fanton at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics in nearby Redwood City. The team will not put a timetable on Willis' return, but he isn't expected to be sidelined for long. The team will adjust his offseason conditioning and regimen as he rehabilitates.
Posted Aug. 17, 2009
Willis was back Monday after missing 22 practices with an ankle and Achilles injury.||||||| Willis only participated in individual drills as the team's trainers ease him in slowly. The All-Pro linebacker suffered the injury to his right leg during a drill.

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