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Patrick Willis Inducted in Senior Bowl Hall of Fame

Posted 6/28/22

MOBILE, Alabama (June 26) — The Senior Bowl inducted five new members into the game’s Hall of Fame — former New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, current Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Von Miller, current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, and former San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis. Along with the Hall of Fame inductees, the Senior Bowl has chosen Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey as 2021 Rookie of the Year. The recipients were honored in the annual induction ceremony sponsored by Spire at The Grand Hotel Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

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Patrick Willis Inducted in Senior Bowl Hall of Fame

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MOBILE, Alabama (June 26) — The Senior Bowl inducted five new members into the game’s Hall of Fame — former New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk, current Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Von Miller, current Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, and former San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis. Along with the Hall of Fame inductees, the Senior Bowl has chosen Kansas City Chiefs center Creed Humphrey as 2021 Rookie of the Year. The recipients were honored in the annual induction ceremony sponsored by Spire at The Grand Hotel Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Alabama on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

The Senior Bowl Hall of Fame, established in 1988, includes All-Pros such as Doak Walker, Ray Nitschke, Joe Namath, Mean Joe Green, Walter Payton, Franco Harris, Steve Largent, Kellen Winslow, Dan Marino, Bo Jackson, Derrick Thomas, Brett Favre, and Terrell Owens. In addition, Paul Brown, Don Shula, Tom Landry, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and Eddie Robinson are among the list of inducted legendary pro and college coaches.

Patrick Willis

Hollow Rock-Bruceton graduate Patrick Willis, 37, was inducted in the 2022 Senior Bowl Hall of Fame.

He is a member of the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame, College Football Hall of Fame. He was recently in Bruceton to gift new exercise equipment at the Bruceton City Park.

NFL: Selected No. 11 overall by the San Francisco 49ers…started in all 112 games he played in through eight seasons (all with the 49ers). For his career, he had 950 total tackles, 20.5 sacks, 53 pass deflections, eight interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), 16 forced fumbles, and five fumble recoveries He was named the 2007 NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, 2007 NFL PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year, 2007 NFL All-Rookie Team, and made the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-2010s Team. Willis was selected to 7 Pro Bowls and is a five-time First Team All-Pro

NCAA: three-year starter at Ole Miss. He was named honorable mention All-SEC as a sophomore after compiling 70 tackles, 11.0 TFL, and 5.0 sacks. As a junior, he led the SEC and finished sixth in nation in total tackles (12.8 per game)…named first team All-SEC by Associated Press and SEC coaches his third season…as a senior in 2016, led SEC in tackles for second straight year (11.4 per game) and added 11.5 TFL, 7 passes defensed, 3.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery…selected as SEC Defensive Player of the Year and consensus first-team All-American…also winner of Jack Lambert Award and prestigious Butkus Award, given to most outstanding linebacker in college football. He won the Conerly Trophy as top college player in state of Mississippi. Also, he was finalist for Nagurski Awards and semi-finalist for both Lombardi Award and Lott Trophy. He was inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

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