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MT: Willis Gives Back to Hometown

Posted by Taylor Price on July 8, 2013 – 11:21 AM

Patrick Willis returned to his high school, Bruceton Central High School, to host his “Duracell Patrick Willis Pro Camp.”

Willis’ hometown of Bruceton, Tenn., holds a special place in his heart. It was the school where the six-time Pro Bowl linebacker excelled as a three-sport athlete, including as a star basketball player under his guardian and coach, Chris Finley.

Over the weekend, Willis gave back to the Bruceton community by hosting his first football camp in his hometown.

“It is truly a blessing to come back to my hometown where it all started for me,” Willis told the local ABC affiliate, WBBJ. “To be able to come back and give you guys a little bit, sometimes I wish I could do a lot more, but sometimes doing something is better than doing nothing at all.

“At the end of the day, it’s about coming together. It’s all about making your community strong.”

Willis shared a photo of the proud campers via his Twitter account.

More NFL headlines can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.

Bill Barnewell of Grantland.com offered insight on the numbers to know for the 2013 season.

Chris Burke of SI.com previewed Thursday’s NFL Supplemental Draft.


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10 Responses to “MT: Willis Gives Back to Hometown”

  1. By Randy K. on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    After the Super Bowl loss I couldn’t even log on to this websight for a couple of months. But now I am starting to get excited again with training camp starting in a few weeks. Love my Niners win or lose!

  2. By ace on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    thank god for p willis

  3. By bow53 on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    god send, i agree ace, so is CK7……………………

  4. By bow53 on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    alex is gone………….get F….OVER IT…..

  5. By ol'49er on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    Exciting time to be part of Niner Nation!!
    Can’t wait to see which of our new guys steps up during training camp & makes the roster! Add them to our veterans already in place – Wow – gonna be a “Super” year!

  6. By Moose_USMC on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    Who is going to be the break out player this year, any thoughts.

    Seems like every year theres a new player that busts out of no were. Not shure if any other team has been drafting as good as we have. Maybe one of last years rookies will take the stage this year.

  7. By bow53 on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    ERIC REID….is gonna be a house hold name….just like aldon did during his rookie days…in my opinion , some how…..

  8. By ol'49er on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    Have a gut feeling we’re gonna here a lot of Vance McDonald & LaMicheal James this year! Jury is still out on A.J. Jenkins – but could be a sleeper!
    Defensively Eric Reid will be a beast! Also our special teams will be greatly improved with who we brought in. All the pieces will fall into place!

  9. By 9er on Jul 8, 2013 | Reply

    We Have All The Pieces To The Puzzle. Be Patient And Let Them All Fall Together. Its Going To Be A Beautiful Thing To Watch This Year….Have Faith!!! Were #1…. {49ERS!!..Mount up.} This Is Our Year…Lets Get That Superbowl Ring.Go 9ers GO!!

  10. By 1counselor on Jul 11, 2013 | Reply

    Love my boys … there’s no reason not to have an excellent season this year. Harbaugh and the coaches have done well with all of the new additions all around. Go Niners! Who’s Got It Better Than Us? NOBODY..

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