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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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Niners RB Coffee shockingly calls it quits

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
Second-year RB Glen Coffee has announced that he is retiring from football, seemingly catching everybody connected with the team off guard.

Niners C Heitmann suffers broken leg

Posted Aug. 10, 2010 @ 8:35 a.m. ET
The Niners' revamped offensive line suffered a blow Monday when veteran starting C Eric Hietmann suffered a broken fibula that is expected to keep him sidelined from 6-8 weeks.

Ex-Saint Jackson no longer 'the other guy'

Posted Aug. 07, 2010 @ 3:20 a.m. ET
Rickey Jackson has sometimes been "the other guy," not getting the recognition he deserved. That changed, however, when he was elected to the Hall of Fame.

Niners newcomer Ginn looking like good catch

Posted Aug. 06, 2010 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
Ted Ginn Jr. was obtained from Miami primarily to upgrade the Niners’ woeful kick-return game. But a lot more attention is being paid early in training camp to Ginn's impressive work as a receiver.

Rice's resolve earned him place in history

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Jerry Rice had obvious physical skills, but what set him apart was his drive to do whatever it took to be the very best, enabling him to overcome a shaky start to his NFL career.

Niners sign first-round pick Iupati

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers finished up a very busy Friday morning with the signing of first-round OG Mike Iupati to a five-year contract. Earlier in the day, the Niners signed three other 2010 draft picks — first-round OT Anthony Davis, second-round S Taylor ...

Niners sign rookies Davis, Mays, Bowman

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Friday that they have signed first-round OT Anthony Davis to a five-year contract and second-round S Taylor Mays and third-round LB Navorro Bowman to four-year deals.

Top 20 key players in NFC West

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Dan Arkush identifies the top five players on each NFC West team who figure to play crucial roles, including Rams rookie QB Sam Bradford.

NFC West training-camp reports

Posted July 26, 2010 @ 9:22 a.m. ET
In the final installment of our training-camp reports, we look at NFC West teams, including the Seahawks, who'll use Aaron Curry as a stand-up end.

Niners' Franklin unlikely to hold out

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
With a $7 million salary due him as a franchise free agent, 49ers NT Aubrayo Franklin is expected to report to training camp, our "Whispers" indicate.

Niners' new O-line coaches earning keep

Posted July 22, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
There's no denying the instant impact being provided by Niners new offensive line coach Mike Solari and new assistant O-line coach and former Niners starting OG Ray Brown.

49ers sign rookie TE Byham

Posted July 12, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The 49ers have signed sixth-round TE Nate Byham to a four-year deal. The 6-4, 265-pound Byham becomes the fourth of eight 2010 draft picks to sign.

Lions bring back CB Bly

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced they have signed free-agent CB Dré Bly, who played four seasons with the team previously.

Niners buzz picking up steam

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 9:29 a.m. ET
Even though the pro football world is currently in shutdown mode, there’s no shutting down the Niners optimism currently flourishing in the City by the Bay.

Niners' OLB competition will be worth watching

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
The most intriguing position to watch in the 49ers' training camp probably will be left outside linebacker, where incumbent Manny Lawson could have his work cut out for him holding off up-and-comer Ahmad Brooks.

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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