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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

Former 49ers DL Elam passes away at 60

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
Former 49ers DL Cleveland Elam, a two-time Pro Bowler, passed away on July 12 at age 60, the club said Wednesday.

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

49ers' Smith can't win 'em all ... over

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 11:09 a.m. ET
Alex Smith has had to check his ego a few times this offseason, and yet he could be what separates the 49ers from a Super Bowl or not.

Report: 49ers OLB Smith suffers minor injuries in stabbing

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
49ers OLB Aldon Smith is recovering from reportedly being stabbed at a house party near San Jose, Calif. on Saturday morning.

County pulls $30 million in 49ers stadium funding

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
A California county has surprised both the 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium.

Best NFL defense: Seahawks or 49ers?

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
In the latest "In the Trenches" video series, Pro Football Weekly is searching for the best defense in the NFL.

49ers sign first-round WR Jenkins

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed first-round WR A.J. Jenkins, the team announced Wednesday, which rounds out their draft class.

49ers like what they've seen from CB Cox

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
We hear the 49ers are pleasantly surprised with free-agent CB Perrish Cox, who has excelled at both nickel and corner.

49ers release LS Pontbriand

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The 49ers released veteran LS Ryan Pontbriand, the team announced on Friday.

Best NFL defense: 49ers or Eagles?

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
In the latest "In the Trenches" video series, Pro Football Weekly is searching for the best defense in the NFL.

Moss showing off star power for Niners

Posted June 14, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Sources on the Bay Area scene agree that Randy Moss couldn’t be making a better impression in the early stages of the Niners’ offseason.

Niners' defense sharpening focus, aiming high

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 9:03 p.m. ET
Could the 49ers' defense, one of the NFL's best a season ago, get even better?

Betting public buying into Niners

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers are getting bet more than any other club to win Super Bowl XLVII at one major Nevada sportsbook chain, writes Mike Wilkening. 

Harbaugh: 49ers didn't pursue Manning

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 1:41 a.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh says the 49ers, contrary to perception, never pursued Peyton Manning to become the 49ers’ quarterback in 2012.

NFC West players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC West team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Seahawks WR Sidney Rice.

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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