June 24, 2024

Patrick Willis is finally on his way to Canton, Ohio.

The legendary player for the San Francisco 49ers, Willis, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024. His induction breaks a string of years in which he had not been selected for the final round of entrants.

The former linebacker has his name permanently engraved in the NFL history books, so that class is no longer relevant.

Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers runs onto the field during player introductions for t...

During his eight-year tenure with the Red & Gold, Patrick Willis developed into one of the sport’s most formidable middle linebackers.

950 total tackles, 20.5 sacks, 60 TFLs, 41 QB hits, and 53 passes defended were his career totals. During his NFL career, Willis was a man on a mission, making the Pro Bowl seven times, tossing in eight interceptions and two touchdowns.
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He only appeared in six games during his final season in 2014 before injuries tragically ended his career. At the age of thirty, he retired, but not before making a lasting impression on his contemporaries and The Faithful.

49ers general manager described Willis as “a fantastic football player, fantastic human being, played [the position] the right way” this week.

He led his teammates with great example and established a high standard of performance. The 49ers ownership said in a statement that “his grit and passion for the game anchored our defense and elevated everyone around him.”

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