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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

Showing the Super Bowl fullbacks some love

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
There will be plenty of eyes Sunday fixated on some of the best linebackers in the NFL today. Just make sure you also key in on the fullbacks they will be meeting in the hole.

Super Bowl matchup: Ray Rice vs. 49ers ILBs

Posted Jan. 29, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Ray Rice has been the forgotten man during the Ravens’ playoff run, but he has the skills to be a big factor in Super Bowl XLVII.

Insider: Willis is lacking passion in his play

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
An NFL insider says 49ers ILB Patrick Willis is not playing with the same passion and fire as he did when he was a younger player.

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 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.

Key matchup: Seahawks RBs Lynch, Turbin vs. Niners run defense

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Seahawks running backs vs. the Niners run defense in the Week Seven Thursday-night game.

Rodgers, Willis, Zuerlein named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, 49ers LB Patrick Willis and Rams PK Greg Zuerlein were named the NFC’s Players of the Week for Week Four.

ILB duo provides rare value for 49ers 'D'

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
There's more than meets the eye behind the double-barrel success of 49ers star ILBs Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman.

Power outages result in Steelers-49ers delays

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
A power outage at Candlestick Park interrupted the second quarter of the Pittsburgh-San Francisco "Monday Night Football" game, after an earlier outage had delayed the kickoff.

Niners trust in Grant to adequately replace Willis

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
At least initially, we hear Larry Grant is considered a very adequate fill-in for the injured Patrick Willis, as evidenced by his strong effort in the Week 13 shutout of the Rams.

Niners looking like solid No. 2 seed in NFC

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Even though their next three games promise to be a lot more challenging than the lowly Rams, the Niners are shaping up as one of the league's worthiest playoff contenders.

49ers gearing up for heavyweight battle in Baltimore

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Facing a short work week, Jim Harbaugh has every intention of working longer and harder than he already does with the Niners-Ravens "Harbaugh Bowl" on Turkey Day only three days away.  

Niners grinding out wins with super ground game

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 10:15 p.m. ET
Coming off their third straight comeback win in hostile territory, the Niners can trace their early success to handling the run well on both sides of the ball.

Peterson, Willis and Crosby named NFC Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, 49ers LB Patrick Willis and Packers PK Mason Crosby were named NFC Players of the Week for Week Five.

Top 10 NFC West IDPs

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
With 49ers superstar LB Patrick Willis entrenched at the top of the list, Pro Football Weekly identifies the NFC West's top 10 fantasy defenders.  

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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