Patrick Willis

Date of Birth
Jan. 24, 1985
240 lbs

Patrick Willis


Patrick Willis is a six-time All-Pro middle linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers. He’s the only player ever to win the prestigious Butkus Award at both the collegiate and professional level and has made the Pro Bowl in each of his seven professional seasons.

Early Years & College

Willis was born on January 25th, 1975 in Bruceton, TN and played football, basketball, and baseball at Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School. As a linebacker for the football team, he made two All-State teams and was named West Tennessee Player of the Year in 2002. After careful consideration, he chose to continue his playing career at the University of Mississippi over Memphis.

After making 20 tackles as a freshman, Willis saw an increased role for Ole Miss in 2004, earning Honorable Mention All-SEC hono...