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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

Singletary fired as 49ers' head coach

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:17 p.m. ET
The 49ers fired head coach Mike Singletary late Sunday evening.

York: 49ers will hire GM

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
Following the 49ers' 25-17 loss to the Rams that eliminated them from playoff contention, owner Jed York said the team will look to hire a general manager.

Rams eliminate 49ers from playoff contention

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
Sam Bradford set an NFL record for completions in a rookie season and his first touchdown pass in four games gave the Rams breathing room in a 25-17 victory over the 49ers on Sunday.

49ers pick Troy Smith to start vs. Rams

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers are in must-win mode with two weeks to play and the team has announced Troy Smith will be their starting quarterback for at least the first of those games, this coming Sunday against the Rams.

Disappointing pass rush a major problem for 49ers

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m. ET
The 49ers' defensive backs have received well-deserved heat this season, but daily observers believe the team's disappointing pass rush has been as much, if not more, responsible for the secondary's shortcomings.

49ers going back to QB Troy Smith

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The 49ers' flip-flopping with their starting quarterbacks continues this week as they have decided to go back to Troy Smith.

Singletary deciding which Smith to start

Posted Dec. 21, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Mike Singletary won't say which Smith will start at quarterback for Sunday's game against the Rams.

Colts' playoff streak in prestigious company

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
With the Colts having made the playoffs eight straight seasons, NFList examines the longest such playoff streaks, including one by Dallas under Tom Landry.

Cardinals, 49ers eyeing QBs of the future

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 1:30 a.m. ET
In light of both teams' struggles this season, we hear Arizona and San Francisco are likely to be in the market for a starting quarterback this offseason, someone like Stanford's Andrew Luck, according to NFC West Whispers.

49ers place Nedney, LaBoy on I.R.

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
The 49ers placed LB Travis LaBoy and PK Joe Nedney on injured reserve Saturday.

Players' inability to maintain success a problem for Niners

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Shaking their heads after the Niners' latest disappointing loss in San Diego, sources on the scene believe perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this year's team is the full-scale lack of progress that has been shown by a host ...

Jackson catches three TDs to lead Bolts

Posted Dec. 16, 2010 @ 11:50 p.m. ET
Vincent Jackson had a career-high three touchdown catches as the San Diego Chargers beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 on Thursday night to stay alive in the AFC West race.

Chargers avoid Thursday-night blackout

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
The Chargers sold enough tickets to avoid a blackout for their Thursday-night game against the 49ers.

Smith returns to lead 49ers past 'Hawks

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in a triumphant return to the starting lineup following a five-game absence, and the 49ers improved their once-slim playoff hopes with a 40-21 victory over the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks ...

Singletary trying to rein in his emotions

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:32 a.m. ET
Known for his outbursts on the sideline and in the locker room, 49ers head coach has been trying to keep a calmer demeanor lately, according to NFC West Whispers.

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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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