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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

Insider: Kaepernick faster than any other NFL QB

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says Colin Kaepernick is a more dangerous player than both Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton.

49ers WR Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

Posted Jan. 19, 2013 @ 1:31 a.m. ET
Police are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, authorities said Friday. 

Friday injury report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the conference championships, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

49ers waive PK Cundiff

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The 49ers waived PK Billy Cundiff, and will go with David Akers for the rest of their playoff run.

The Pro Game: Strange days, indeed

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk discusses some of the odd moments in the semi-final round, and gives you his forecast on the Sunday’s championships.

Key matchup: Falcons OLT Sam Baker vs. the 49ers' Smiths

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
The 49ers' ruthless right side of Aldon Smith and Justin Smith will face off against a reborn left tackle in Sam Baker.

Intriguing story lines in championship weekend

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Breaking down all the key battles and matchups in championship game weekend.

Surprise contributors borne from great scouting

Posted Jan. 14, 2013 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Some unsung units stepped up this weekend, which shouldn't be a surprise given how good the final four teams' scouting staffs are.

Kaepernick leads 49ers back to NFC title game

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 12:04 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick ran for a quarterback playoff record 181 yards and two touchdowns n leading the 49ers back to the NFC championship game.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Akers to kick for 49ers on Saturday

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said David Akers will kick in Saturday’s playoff game against the Packers.

Niners' faith in Justin Smith remains strong for now

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
While we hear the 49ers once again will be counting on Justin Smith big time next season, it could be a different story in 2014.

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Key matchup: Niners RB Frank Gore vs. Packers run defense

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Niners RB Frank Gore vs. the Packers run defense in the Packers-49ers playoff game Saturday night.

Cundiff practices alongside 49ers PK Akers

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
Billy Cundiff had an impressive first day of practice with the 49ers while kicking alongside struggling David Akers as Jim Harbaugh closely watched.

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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