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Patrick Willis

Patrick Willis
Willis at 49ers training camp in August 2010
CaptionWillis at 49ers training camp in August 2010
CurrentteamSan Francisco 49ers
Currentnumber52
CurrentpositionInside Linebacker
Birth DateJanuary 25, 1985(age 31)
Birth PlaceBruceton, Tennessee
Heightft6
Heightin1
Weight240
Debutyear2007
DebutteamSan Francisco 49ers
Highlights * 4× Pro Bowl selection (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) * 3× AP First Team All-Pro selection (2007, 2009, 2010) * 1× AP Second Team All-Pro selection (2008) * AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2007) * 3× NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year (2007, 2009, 2010) * 2× Butkus Award (2006, 2009) * 2× All-American (2005, 2006)* Other College Awards and Honors
CollegeMississippi
Draftyear2007
Draftround1
Draftpick11
Pastteams * San Francisco 49ers (2007 present)
Statweek17
Statseason2010
Statlabel1Tackles
Statvalue1595
Statlabel2Sacks
Statvalue215.0
Statlabel3Interceptions
Statvalue34
Statlabel4Forced Fumbles
Statvalue48
NflWIL618736

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Patrick L. Willis (born January 25, 1985) is an American football player who plays inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers 11th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Mississippi.

During Willis' senior season at Ole Miss, he was awarded the Butkus Award and the Jack Lambert Award as the nation’s top linebacker. A year later as a member of the 49ers, Willis led the NFL in tackles, earned First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors while being named the 2007 AP NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Willis has earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors all four years he has played in the NFL. He is the only player to receive the Butkus Award for best linebacker in more than one category. He won the college Butkus Award in 2006 while at Ole Miss and in 2009, he won the professional Butkus Award while with the San Francisco 49ers.

Patrick Willis is regarded by many as the best inside linebacker in professional football.


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