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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

49ers' Friday pool report

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
San Francisco 49ers Jim Harbaugh accomplished his coaching plan of trying to make Super Bowl week a normal week for his team both in practice and in preparation.

Harbaugh brothers could envision working together

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
At their joint news conference Friday, Jim and John Harbaugh said they would welcome the opportunity to work together in the future.

Super Bowl matchup: 49ers RBs vs. Ravens front seven

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
When San Francisco's Frank Gore and LaMichael James square off against the Baltimore front seven in Super Bowl XLVII, it will be strength vs. strength.

Thursday practice report for Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Here is Thusrday's practice report for the Ravens and 49ers for Super Bowl XLVII.

49ers' Thursday pool report

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
First, it’s the Harbaugh Super Bowl. On Friday, it will be the Harbaugh dual press conference. Thursday offered the Harbaugh dual practice.

Jim Harbaugh: Much more than meets the eye

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh has a reputation for being extremely intense. But below the surface is a warm soul and impassioned family man.

Super Bowl matchup: Ravens WRs vs. 49ers secondary

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers' secondary has been a stout unit for most of the season, and faces a Ravens' passing game that has taken off in the postseason.

49ers' Culliver expresses contrition for anti-homosexual comments

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 1:06 p.m. ET
A day after anti-homosexual comments made by 49ers CB Chris Culliver came out, he spoke contritely about what he had said.

Ravens moving practices to Saints' facility

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
The Ravens will use the Saints’ facilities for practice the rest of the week, sharing it with the 49ers.

49ers' Leavitt makes best of second coaching chance

Posted Jan. 31, 2013 @ 9:05 a.m. ET
49ers LB coach Jim Leavitt isn't letting the fallout of South Florida define his career.

Wednesday practice report for Super Bowl XLVII

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
Here is the Wednesday practice report for the 49ers and Ravens for Sunday's Super Bowl XLVII.

Wednesday's 49ers pool report

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
Winds from the aftermath of a Wednesday storm sent the 49ers into the New Orleans Saints indoor practice facility for their first full practice for Super Bowl XLVII.

49ers 'reject' Culliver's comments

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The 49ers released a statement Wednesday rejecting CB Chris Culliver’s comments made on Tuesday.

Pierce, James diversify Super Bowl rushing attacks

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Ray Rice and Frank Gore lead their teams' running games, but Bernard Pierce and LaMichael James have helped elevate them to a new level.

The Pro Game: The Age vs. Beauty Bowl

Posted Jan. 30, 2013 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The 49ers franchise peaked decades ago; the Ravens are near the precipice, holding on for dear life. Tom Danyluk offers his take on the big game.

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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