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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

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams fortify status as divisional heavyweights

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Rams stole the show from Seattle in Week 13 with a stunning overtime upset of the Niners that moved their record to 4-0-1 in the NFC West.

Zuerlein boots Rams to upset win over 49ers

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime as the Rams beat the 49ers 16-13 on Sunday.

Battle could be brewing for 49ers' No. 2 RB role

Posted Nov. 29, 2012 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The 49ers must decide whether veteran Brandon Jacobs or rookie LaMichael James will be the primary replacement for injured RB Kendall Hunter.

49ers ink LB Bowman to five-year extension

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Tuesday that they signed LB NaVorro Bowman to a five-year extension through 2018.

Report: 49ers RB Hunter out for the year

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
49ers RB Kendall Hunter will reportedly miss the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the Saints.

49ers WR Williams has torn ACL

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
49ers WR Kyle Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL suffered in Sunday’s win over the Saints.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

NFC West Spin cycle: Kaepernick teams up with 'D' to keep Niners hot

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The 49ers remained hot, the Rams rebounded with a win, the Seahawks shot themselves in the foot and the Cardinals kept losing in Week 12.

Mixed signals in San Francisco

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 9:14 a.m. ET
The way we hear it, a weekly guessing game could be in the offing regarding the 49ers’ QB situation.

49ers harass Brees, defeat Saints

Posted Nov. 25, 2012 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
Ahmad Brooks and Donte Whitner returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the 49ers ended the Saints' three-game winning streak, 31-21 on Sunday.

Harbaugh expects Alex Smith to be cleared

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Jim Harbaugh expects Alex Smith to be medically cleared to play by Saturday.

Report: Kaepernick to start vs. Saints

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly has decided to start Colin Kaepernick against the Saints in New Orleans in Week 12.

NFC West Spin cycle: Rams, Cardinals continue to roll downhill

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
While the Seahawks rested on their bye week, there was no rest for the weary Rams and Cardinals following losses to the Jets and Falcons.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Resisting the Kaepernick temptation

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick's grand introduction to the NFL Monday night doesn't change the fact that, while his ceiling is higher than Alex Smith's, his floor is lower.

Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andre Johnson, Aldon Smith and Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

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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