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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

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The lockout's great laughs

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 2:40 p.m. ET
Locked out of fooball, several NFL stars, like Eli and Peyton Manning, have focused on acting and turned in some hilarious performances in online videos.

NFC West's top 40 players

Posted June 23, 2011 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Doing his best Casey Kasem imitation, PFW executive editor Dan Arkush takes a stab at identifying the NFC West's top 40 players, regardless of position.

49ers-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 03, 2010 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fourth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 13 game against the 49ers in Green Bay.

Defense, mistake-free Smith reverse Niners' course

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
While Alex Smith's first turnover-free performance of the season was a major key behind the Niners' first victory of 2010, the team's strong all-around defensive effort was equally significant.

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.

Willis tops among NFC West IDPs

Posted July 10, 2010 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
While the NFC West arguably remains the league’s weakest division, it is strong in terms of individual fantasy defenders, led by IDP superheavyweight Patrick Willis.

Bradford no lock to start right away

Posted May 09, 2010 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
According to NFC Whispers, Pat Shurmur says the Rams may bring along rookie QB Sam Bradford gradually, as the Eagles did with Donovan McNabb 11 years ago.

Willis unlikely to become face of franchise

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 10 a.m. ET
While there's no denying that three-time Pro Bowl ILB Patrick Willis is by far the Niners' best player, it's hard to imagine him as the undisputed face of the franchise, even after he signed a $50 million contract ...

Niners sign Willis to contract extension

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced Tuesday that they have signed LB Patrick Willis to a five-year contract extension through the 2016 season. Fox’s Jay Glazer is reporting that Willis will be receiving a total of $50 million.

Niners' Willis wins Butkus Award

Posted March 16, 2010 @ 6:04 p.m. ET
Niners MLB Patrick Willis has been announced as the winner of the second-ever Butkus Award honoring a professional linebacker.

Insider: Revis' rookie deal is paying off

Posted Jan. 30, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum was criticized when he signed CB Darrelle Revis to a lucrative rookie contract, but in "Audibles," an NFL insider says it's actually turning out to have been a smart move by Tannenbaum.

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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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