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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 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
Niners fans are hoping that new head coach Jim Harbaugh will bring the success to the Bay Area that former coach Mike Singletary was unable to achieve during his brief tenure.

49ers thin at QB after cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced their cuts on Saturday, with the most noteworthy player let go being No. 3 QB Josh McCown. 

Dixon scores twice in 49ers' win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 1:32 a.m. ET
Anthony Dixon capped San Francisco's first two drives with 1-yard touchdown runs and the 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 20-17 Thursday night.

Report: Gore agrees to three-year extension

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 8:18 p.m. ET
RB Frank Gore agreed to a three-year extension with the 49ers on Tuesday, Pro Football Talk first reported.

49ers activate WR Crabtree from PUP list

Posted Aug. 30, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
The 49ers activated WR Michael Crabtree from the physically-unable-to-perform list, the team announced Tuesday afternoon.

Schaub recovers from interception to lead Texans

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:40 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub recovered after an early interception, leading the Texans on scoring drives in each of their next three series in a 30-7 exhibition rout of the rebuilding 49ers on Saturday night.

Bengals acquire Mays from 49ers

Posted Aug. 23, 2011 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Bengals have acquired S Taylor Mays from the 49ers in exchange for an undisclosed draft choice.

Report: 49ers-Raiders preseason game to be stopped

Posted Aug. 22, 2011 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Following a violent incident last Saturday outside Candlestick Park, the 49ers and Raiders will stop playing their annual preseason game.

Two men shot after Raiders-49ers game

Posted Aug. 21, 2011 @ 2:02 a.m. ET
Two men were shot in the parking lot of Candlestick Park after the Raiders-49ers game Saturday night, according to San Francisco police.

Smith, 49ers show mixed results in win over Raiders

Posted Aug. 20, 2011 @ 11:07 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for 126 yards and an interception in Jim Harbaugh's home debut, a 17-3 preseason victory by San Francisco over cross-bay rival Oakland.

49ers add QB depth, sign McCown

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The 49ers are no longer in the market for a third-string quarterback after reaching an agreement on Wednesday with QB Josh McCown.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
Can veteran Alex Smith hold off rookie Colin Kaepernick in the battle for the Niners' starting QB job? That's one of the juicy story lines in the NFC West as PFW looks at all four teams.

Report: Culpepper close to signing with 49ers

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Former Vikings and Lions QB Daunte Culpepper worked out with the 49ers on Monday, and he's likely to join the team, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported.

Strong defense catalyst for Saints' rout

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
New Orleans recorded six sacks and RB Mark Ingram rushed for a 14-yard TD as the Saints defeated the visiting 49ers 24-3 on Friday.

Goldson good bet to remain 49ers' FS starter

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
Our 49ers sources put the odds that Dashon Goldson will retain the starting role at free safety after signing a new one-year contract at "about 70 percent."

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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