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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

Kaepernick, Smith lead 49ers in romp

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick threw two TD passes and Aldon Smith racked up 5½ sacks as the 49ers crushed the Bears, 32-7 on Monday night.

Report: 49ers QB Smith ruled out, Kaepernick to start

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Bears, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported.

Bears announce Campbell will start Monday night

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bears ruled QB Jay Cutler out for Monday night’s game against the 49ers. Jason Campbell will get the start.

Jim Harbaugh hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears-Niners bash weighing heavy on brain

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the head-scratching subplots in Monday night's matchup between the Bears and Niners.

Key matchup: Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush vs. 49ers defense

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup we examine one battle that will help decide the Bears-49ers game in Week 11.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

NFC West spin cycle: Unlikely tie tightens up division

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
While the Rams and Niners fought to a 24-24 deadlock in San Francisco, the Seahawks kept the heat on with a 28-7 pasting of the Jets.

49ers, Rams play to 24-24 tie

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:42 p.m. ET
San Francisco and St. Louis played the NFL's first tie game in four years as both teams missed overtime field goals in Sunday's 24-24 outcome.

49ers QB Smith suffers concussion

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 6:02 p.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith sustained a concussion in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Rams.

Akers not quite as special as last season for 49ers

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
The 49ers haven’t been getting the same kind of kick out of their special teams as they did in 2011, when the unit was uniformly excellent.

Key matchup: Rams DEs Chris Long and Robert Quinn vs. OTs Anthony Davis and Joe Staley

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on the Rams' defensive ends vs. the Niners' offensive tackles in the Rams-Niners showdown this Sunday in San Francisco.

49ers' pass defense gets passing grade

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Rising to the challenge of facing a handful of the league's best quarterbacks, the Niners' pass defense has performed at a high level up to now.

Smith almost perfect as 49ers flatten Cardinals

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
Alex Smith completed 18-of-19 passes for 232 yards and three TDs as the 49ers flexed their NFC West dominance with a 24-3 win over the Cardinals.

NFL Links: Luck more impressive than RG3?

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Andrew Luck is still better than RG3, Wade Phillips has the Texans' pass rush humming and Chiefs fans are feeling neglected.

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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