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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

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49ers off to best start in nine years with 48-3 win

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw two of his three touchdown passes to Vernon Davis, Frank Gore ran for a score in his second straight 100-yard rushing game and the 49ers beat the Buccaneers 48-3.

So far, so good

Posted Oct. 06, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
49ers new head coach Jim Harbaugh has shown some flaws, but overall he has earned passing marks in the season's first month.

49ers place DL Tukuafu on I.R.

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed DL Will Tukuafu on injured reserve and promoted rookie S Colin Jones from the practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.

Now we know contenders, pretenders

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 11:04 p.m. ET
Week Four confirmed much of what we had suspected, including that the Lions are for real and Calvin Johnson is the NFL's most dominant player.

Niners rally past Eagles

Posted Oct. 02, 2011 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Frank Gore's 12-yard run capped a second-half comeback, lifting the 49ers past the Eagles 24-23 on Sunday.

The First Fifteen: Week Four

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.

Hunter's TD pushes 49ers past Bengals

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Kendall Hunter ran 7 yards for the game's only touchdown with 3:59 to go Sunday, rallying the 49ers to a 13-8 victory in front of the Bengals' smallest crowd for a home opener in 30 years.

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Edwards out following knee surgery

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
49ers WR Braylon Edwards is out for an unspecified time period following knee surgery, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday.

Romo plays through fractured rib, brings Cowboys back for OT win

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Tony Romo played through a fractured rib to rally the Cowboys back for a 27-24 overtime win over the 49ers.

Fresher Haralson off to fast start for Niners

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
With lots of help from Justin Smith and Ray McDonald, his good friends on the Niners' defensive line, OLB Parys Haralson is off to a great start this season.

Week One Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Brian Urlacher and Ted Ginn, Jr. as its Players of the Week.

Harbaugh wins 49ers debut

Posted Sept. 11, 2011 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Ted Ginn Jr. returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in a minute's span, as the 49ers gave Jim Harbaugh a 33-17 victory over the Seahawks in his NFL debut.

NFL fines 49ers WR Edwards $50,000

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
The NFL has fined 49ers WR Braylon Edwards $50,000 for his DWI charge from 2010, but he avoided a suspension.

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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