The Bay Space Sports activities Corridor of Fame introduced on Thursday that former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis shall be inducted as a part of a five-person class for 2023.
Willis joins Keena Turner, Harris Barton, Dwight Clark, Joe Montana, George Seifert, Jerry Rice and numerous different 49ers legends who’re already part of the Corridor.
Initially a first-round decide (eleventh total) within the 2007 NFL Draft out of Mississippi, Willis spent his whole eight-year profession with San Francisco. The linebacker made seven Professional Bowl appearances (2007-2013) and earned First-Crew AP All-Professional honors for 5 years (2007, 2009-2012). Willis amassed eight interceptions, 16 forces fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, 20.5 sacks and two touchdowns in 112 profession video games.
The opposite 4 inductees this yr are former San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, NBA legend Gary Payton Sr., former undefeated skilled boxer Andre Ward and FIFA Ladies’s World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Julie Foudy.