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Two More Honors for No. 52

Posted by Taylor Price on February 7, 2011 – 4:25 PM

By now, 49ers fans and Web site writers alike should be accustomed to Patrick Willis winning awards.

When you’re arguably the best at what you do, people will compliment your performances by way of hardware. And for the second year in a row, Willis has added to his mantle being named the NFL Alumni’s Linebacker of the Year. The most recent award is a nice addition to the Pro Bowl and first-team All Pro nods he received this offseason.

Willis totaled a career-high 6.0 sacks in 2010, adding 153 tackles, seven tackles-for-loss, seven pass breakups and two forced fumbles in a dominant season which was cut short one game due to a second hand surgery.

However, Willis recently tweeted that he’s back doing cardio workouts and is optimistic about the 49ers direction for future years as evidence by the comments he made in of one his latest blog entries on Willis52.com.

The four-time Pro Bowler also tweeted about winning Madden Bowl XVII along with Cincinnati Bengals wideout Chad Ochocinco and TV personality Maria Menounos at the annual Super Bowl party put on by EA Sports. Though it was not the ultimate prize he’s in search of, in knowing how competitive Willis can be over video game outcomes amongst his peers, it should go down as a decent consolation prize.

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30 Responses to “Two More Honors for No. 52”

  1. By Christian NJ on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    This guy needs to be signed for life ala David Robinson.

  2. By I agree with Christian Willis needs a lifetime contract with the 49ers on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    Willis should retire a 49er

  3. By Mike Barranti on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    Willis neds a LIFETIME contract with the 49ers he needs 2 retire a 49er

  4. By Puneet Nagpal on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply


  5. By Big Boss HB on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    I think that shantea spencer should be rplaced with a rookie and parys haralson should be 2ns string and novarro bowman should start and everyone else shoudld keep resigning with 49ers.

  6. By AlexMcD32 on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    ?? Kid he isnt retiring, the people above are just saying they want him as a 49er for hs career lol.

  7. By david wolter on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    Patrick is the man,i think the 49ers should keep him the rest of his career.He is sure to be a hall of famer one day.

  8. By ELGrande on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    P.Willy is a hog they need to set up more blitz packages for him!!!!

  9. By Juan uribe on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    Just keep the York family away. They can screw up anything

  10. By Jonathan on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    Wills and the 49ers are giong to win the superbowl next season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. By jay on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    patrick willis is the best linebacker that ever played the game

  12. By jose cisneros on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    I hope P .. Willis stays a Niner for life because I know we will win a Superbowl before he retires.

  13. By Clark Zapper on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    Yes Willis and 49ers for life! I wonder if he has any brothers that play cornerback or safety?

  14. By chase k on Feb 7, 2011 | Reply

    Willis will retire a niner! he loves em to much haha. n we all love him!

  15. By kaygee on Feb 8, 2011 | Reply

    pat willis dont leave the 49ers its history there

  16. By pwillisgang on Feb 8, 2011 | Reply

    #52 is a beast

  17. By Carl on Feb 8, 2011 | Reply

    OK now let’s get focused on winning the division next year.

  18. By AJ on Feb 8, 2011 | Reply

    The greatest players and members of the 49ers organization are DeBartolo, Walsh, Montana, Rice and then there is Willis!!! the greatest 49er linebacker to date! with much respect around the league!!

  19. By az 9ernut on Feb 8, 2011 | Reply

    imagine patrick willis and ray lewis what a middle backer corp we need to tender a deal to get brandon marshall from the fish we need experience at reciever not college stars this is the next step professional football if you fall on your face that means automatic replace so alex hows the face feeling wake up team we need warriors that dont quit NEVER SAY DIE …. how come we keep playing with broken toys its time to replace them PATRICK will be greater if his toys did there job and worked we need pro corners and safties and then we will talk playoffs HARBAUGH the raiders have a corner thats pro quality and hes available for work thats a start .. everybody is screaming for money WORK FOR IT quit acting like spoiled crybabies and do your job because us FANS are the reason the league EXISTS .. MAYBE THE FANS SHOULD HAVE A LOCKOUT ?? and jerry jones quit whining your greedy and the cowboys SUCK .. CONGRATS PATRICK YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN STUCK IN CARDINAL COUNTRY , ARIZONA CARDS SUCK TOO..(LOL)

  20. By JONATHAN on Feb 8, 2011 | Reply

    i think patrick willis is the best linebacker in the nfl bar-none.

  21. By bob on Feb 9, 2011 | Reply

    unbelievable,we have two of the best linebackers in the nfl,the best tight end, the best running back, a great defensive end, the best kicker,the best punter,a great kick returner,a great cornerback,(well…used to be)some great offensive lineman,the best run blocking full back,and yet….we couldnt even finish the season with a winning record…i just dont get it….please help us harbaugh!!!

  22. By Derek Johnson on Feb 9, 2011 | Reply

    I think P. Willis is the best linebacker period. I think that SF should get that FA DB from Oakland and draft Prince A. from Neb. or if available Peterson from LSU. one of those rookis with that veteran would be great. if both are gone get V. Miller from Texas A&M to go with P. Willis. I have read that HC likes the look of Alex Smith If he stays with the Niners that will be his seventh OC. It might work but I think we need to get a veteran QB (McNabb, Palmer or Orton). Don’t Draft a QB in the 1st round.

  23. By Rick on Feb 9, 2011 | Reply

    Why did Patrick Willis have second-hand surgery? Couldn’t they afford a real doctor?

    Sorry, that just looked funny when I read it the first time.

  24. By jk colburn on Feb 9, 2011 | Reply

    all hail the baddest of the best lb’s mr lewis…new coach ok cool mike just wasnt nfl head coach material DO NOT!!! take a first round QB look at all the greats they’re
    3rd or later get it together guy’s i’ll but season tickets too your new stadium in advance niner fan 4 life from humboldt co ca

  25. By Fritozane on Feb 10, 2011 | Reply

    I understand Willis desire to be optimistic. After all he is the best linebacker in the game right now and wants to win now. The 49ers will make a turn around this year and we should be Super Bowl bound in 2012-2013 season. Be patient big Willis and it will pay off! The fans here in Frisco love you and admire your play!

  26. By smalls on Feb 10, 2011 | Reply

    Only Patrick Willis could win a video game tournament with a surgically repaired hand. You the man Pat!!

  27. By BubbaSmithee on Feb 10, 2011 | Reply

    I have always wondered why people that post on these things have no idea about punctuation or grammar. It is pretty funny actually. I disagree with the post that all the great QBs were drafted 3rd round or later. Last time I checked there was a guy named Peyton Manning that was drafted #1 overall that has turned out pretty well. There was a guy in the 2005 draft that was taken in the first round. He wasn’t the first QB taken that year, but he was still a 1st rounder, and he just won a Super Bowl. If you think about it, Aaron Rodgers could have been a 49er that year. It’s not about where you pick, it’s about who you pick. We need a cerebral (smart), very accurate QB that makes good decisions and makes the throws that are there. Don’t take 50 sacks a year, and don’t throw 20+ INTs and we have a chance. Wait until the 2012 draft and look at a guy named Kellen Moore from Boise State. He had like 50 TDs and 5 INTs last year. That wins football games. I bet you Frank Gore would welcome the space that would open up in the running game. He may not have to touch the ball 400 times a year for the 9ers to win games either. It is about WHO you draft, not where they’re from or where you pick them in the draft. I also think a QB from a pro-style offense is imperative. Alex Smith was doomed to failure no matter how many Offensive Coordinators he has had.

  28. By 49ers4life on Feb 10, 2011 | Reply

    I wish the niners can make Willis feel like hes at home so that he doesn’t have to make every tackle.

  29. By J Parker on Feb 11, 2011 | Reply

    I am hoping the 49ers draft Von Miller to give Willis some quality help.

  30. By Sabina #1 niners on Feb 22, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats P Willis you are the best next season SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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