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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