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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

Niners' rookies mostly behind the scenes

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
If you’re expecting the Niners’ 2012 rookie crop to deliver the same kind of impact their group delivered last season, you could be waiting a long time.

49ers declare war on NFC

Posted Sept. 12, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says the 49ers showed whose boss in the NFC, punching out a Green Bay team that’s out of balance.

Key matchup: Niners interior offensive line vs. Lions DTs

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Tuesday's “Key Matchup” focuses on the Niners' interior O-line vs. the Lions DTs in this Sunday’s game in San Francisco.

Power Rankings: Patriots slide into PFW's top spot

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots, 49ers move on up, while the Giants plummet in PFW's latest edition of Power Rankings.

NFC West Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers his weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC West.

49ers hang on to earn win over Packers

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
San Francisco's defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game in a 30-22 Week One win.

Key matchup: Niners RBs vs. Packers run defense

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Niners RBs vs. the Packers’ run defense in this Sunday’s game in Green Bay.

49ers expected to sign OLB Haggans

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:59 p.m. ET
According to The Sacramento Bee, the 49ers are expected to sign veteran OLB Clark Haggans on Sunday.

Classic collision course: 49ers vs. Packers

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush breaks down the Packers-49ers Week One blockbuster as the league’s best offense takes on the league’s best "D."

QB Josh Johnson among those cut by 49ers

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
The reuniting of Jim Harbaugh and QB Josh Johnson didn't last long in San Francisco.

ILB duo provides rare value for 49ers 'D'

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
There's more than meets the eye behind the double-barrel success of 49ers star ILBs Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman.

Eagles sign DT Cohen, cut LB Simmons

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed DT Landon Cohen on Thursday and cut LB Monte Simmons.

Westbrook retires as an Eagle

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
Two-time Pro Bowl RB Brian Westbrook announced his retirement on Wednesday with the Eagles.

49ers reduce roster to 75

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
The 49ers waived 12 players and placed RB Jewel Hampton and LB Darius Fleming on injury lists on Monday.

Catchy NFC West position battles

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
There are other position battles going on in the NFC West besides the QB challenges in Seattle and Arizona — most notably at wide receiver.

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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