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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

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49ers SS Mays regresses in rookie year

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 3:06 a.m. ET
Rookie SS Taylor Mays was one of the bigger disappointments among a team full of underachievers, according to NFC West Whispers.

Report: 49ers hire Fangio to run 'D'

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The 49ers have hired Vic Fangio as their defensive coordinator, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

49ers hire former Stanford coach Roman as offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
It turns out 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh isn't the only Stanford coach leaving for San Francisco.

Baalke's ultimate authority for 49ers not a smokescreen

Posted Jan. 13, 2011 @ 9:08 p.m. ET
Despite the many skeptics in the local media who still think new 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will have the final say on the 53-man roster even though both Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke indicated otherwise, we hear both owner ...

Cardinals interview Manusky for DC job

Posted Jan. 11, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky is interviewing for the Cardinals' vacant defensive coordinator position.

Niners not fooling around

Posted Jan. 10, 2011 @ 1:47 a.m. ET
Observers around the league have applauded the promptness that Niners president/CEO Jed York and GM Trent Baalke displayed in hiring local product Jim Harbaugh to be the team's head coach. The consensus among league insiders is that their ...

Harbaugh, Baalke shine in 49ers spotlight

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
New 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh’s introductory press conference late Friday afternoon was far from a one-man show, with new GM Trent Baalke sharing the spotlight and setting a strong, self-confident tone.

Harbaugh, 49ers agree to deal

Posted Jan. 07, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh has agreed to leave Stanford and become the next head coach of the 49ers, according to ESPN.

Dolphins contingent reportedly meets with Harbaugh

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 10:51 a.m. ET
A contingent from the Miami Dolphins reportedly flew to the Bay Area on Wednesday evening to meet with Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, just hours after he had conducted a lengthy interview with the 49ers.

49ers not sure what they've got in Crabtree

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
With his first full season now in the books, we hear the verdict remains very much out on 49ers 2009 first-round draft pick Michael Crabtree.

Report: 49ers to meet with Harbaugh on Wednesday

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers are expected to meet with Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday at an undisclosed location away from the team's facility, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

49ers top Cards with big offensive show

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis in what likely was the quarterback's final game with the 49ers, and San Francisco beat Arizona 38-7 on Sunday in a matchup for last place in the awful NFC ...

Reports: Softli interviewed for 49ers' GM job

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
The 49ers interviewed Tony Softli on Tuesday for the team's general manager position, according to multiple reports.

Tomsula introduced as 49ers head coach

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
Jim Tomsula has been introduced as the 49ers' interim coach for the final week of the season, replacing Mike Singletary, who was fired last evening.

Singletary's firing sign of 49ers' instability

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 3:06 a.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki says that stability has been a consistent theme of every successful NFL operation, and the 49ers' firing of Mike Singletary proved once again how much the San Francisco franchise lacks that quality.

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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