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16. Patrick Willis
Considered a shocking early retirement by NFL standards, Patrick Willis would spend his professional career with the San Francisco 49ers and make seven Pro Bowls.

The Linebacker would become one of the most impressive defensive players of his era and would become a special player in 49ers defensive lore even though his abrupt retirement might keep him out of accumulating accolades and stats that would have made him a Hall of Fame lock.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Bruceton, Tennessee, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Wednesday, 01 January 2020
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Played For: San Francisco 49ers
  • College: Mississippi
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 11th Overall in 2007
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (7) (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013)
    First Team All Pro Selection (5) (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (1) (2008)
    NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year (3) (2007, 2009 & 2010)
    NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2007)
    Most Solo Tackles (2) (2007 & 2009)
    Most Combined Tackles (2007 & 2009)
    Super Bowl Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (2) (2007 & 2009)
    Top Ten Finishes: Solo Tackles (4) (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: Combined Tackles (4) (2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: Forced Fumbles (1) (2011)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 93. Combine Tackles: 950

Should Patrick Willis be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 78.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.1%
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