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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' 'Cowboy' set tone in special season

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 4:11 a.m. ET
Team insiders agree that no Niners player provided a bigger impact both on and off the field this season than 11-year veteran DT Justin Smith.

Thursday practice report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the two conference championship games.

The conference confluence

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk has some thoughts on last weekend's divisional round and picks the winners in this weekend's conference championship games.

Rolle confident in Giants' chances vs. 49ers

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Giants S Antrel Rolle took offense to 49ers TE Vernon Davis' claim that he was rooting for the Giants against the Packers.

Aldon Smith wins Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
49ers OLB Aldon Smith notched 14 sacks and has been chosen as the top defensive rookie by PFW and Pro Football Writers of America.

49ers' Baalke named Executive of the Year

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Niners GM Trent Baalke considers the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America award for the NFL's top executive a joint effort if there ever was one.

2011 All-NFC team

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
The 49ers dominated the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFC team with seven players selected, led by ILB Patrick Willis.

The First Fifteen: Conference championship edition

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
PFW's Eric Edholm looks ahead to the AFC and NFC championship games and considers the fallout for the losers in the divisional playoff round.

Divisional weekend sets ratings records

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
The 49ers, Giants, Ravens and Patriots all advanced last weekend in the NFL playoffs, and a record-setting number of Americans saw them do it.

Akers, Lee win PFW's Golden Toe Award

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Niners' record-setting kicking duo of David Akers and Andy Lee has taken advantage of a special bond on the way to winning the 2011 Golden Toe Award.

Davis' 'moment' emblematic of 49ers' amazing season

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
Vernon Davis' seven catches for 180 yards and two TDs were big reasons his 49ers prevailed over the Saints in a classic playoff game.

Lessons from San Fran: Giants can win

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
If there's something to be learned from the Giants' 27-20 loss to the 49ers back in Week 10, it's that they can match up and beat them in the rematch.

Jim Harbaugh is Coach of the Year

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Doing what comes naturally, Jim Harbaugh earned Coach of the Year honors with his remarkable resurrection of the Niners.

Shorts and Shells: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 16, 2012 @ 12:26 a.m. ET
A few of the game's better tight ends, including the 49ers' Vernon Davis, shined in the divisional round of the playoffs, and the pressure will be on Joe Flacco to get Baltimore to the Super Bowl.

49ers rally to beat Saints 36-32

Posted Jan. 14, 2012 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
Alex Smith completed a 14-yard TD pass to Vernon Davis with nine seconds left, and resurgent San Francisco capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.

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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