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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

Seahawks-49ers highlights Week 16 action

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm looks ahead to Week 16, which features some key divisional matchups that will have major playoff ramifications — including Seahawks vs. 49ers.

Key matchup: Niners wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
In today’s “Key Matchup,” PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Niners WRs vs. the Seahawks CBs in the Week 16 Sunday-night game.

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

NFC West Spin cycle: 49ers, Seahawks make statements

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Huge victories by San Francisco and Seattle in advance of their prime-time matchup in Week 16 grabbed the headlines in Week 15.

49ers withstand Patriots' comeback, clinch playoff spot

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:58 a.m. ET
The 49ers earned a playoff berth by withstanding a stunning comeback by New England from a 28-point deficit to beat the Patriots 41-34.

Culliver a Niners starting CB in the making

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 6:23 p.m. ET
Most close team observers seem to agree that Niners second-year CB Chris Culliver is on a fast track for a starting role in 2013.

Key matchup: Patriots running game vs. 49ers run defense

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
We know the 49ers like to run the ball, but the Patriots have more carries than the Niners, and the run game has been crucial to their success.

49ers sign LB Bakhtiari

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
The 49ers signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract, the team announced.

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Texans, Ravens, 49ers and Packers all have opportunities to clinch their respective divisions on Sunday.

49ers suspend RB Jacobs for rest of season

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The 49ers suspended RB Brandon Jacobs for the final three regular-season games of 2012, the team announced Monday.

NFC West spin cycle: Cardinals come crashing down in franchise-worse loss

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
In an otherwise totally successful week for the NFC West, Arizona was totally embarrassed in a 58-0 loss to the surging Seahawks.

49ers-Seahawks flexed to SNF in Week 16

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
The 49ers-Seahawks game in Week 16 has been flexed to be on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.

Gore, Kaepernick run 49ers past Dolphins

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Frank Gore ran for a 1-yard touchdown, reached 1,000 yards rushing for the sixth time in his career, and the 49ers beat the Dolphins 27-13 on Sunday.

Crabtree separating himself from Niners WR pack

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
It appears former first-rounder Michael Crabtree has firmly established himself as the Niners' primary go-to guy.

Week 14 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers and Ravens can clinch playoff spots in Week 14, while the Texans and Falcons aim for first-round byes.

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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