Patrick Willis Facts: The Sequel Endorsing the Legend

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers takes the field for the start of the NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Much like Jim Harbaugh's bromance with Alex Smith, I think most 49er fans have an infatuation with Patrick Willis. He just gets everyone fired up; his presence is that intoxicating. After seeing a recent post by our own fearless leader, David Fucillo, I was inspired to continue where he left off.

There's been more than a few of these lists, but I couldn't help make one of my own. Yardbarker had one of the earlier ones in 2007, and most of them are spinoffs of the Chuck Norris lists of facts, but they're better, since it's Patrick Willis. I started messing around myself and these are a few "facts" about our own All-Pro inside linebacker you need to know. Enjoy.

  • Patrick Willis is currently tied up in a law suit with China over likeness rights to the Great Wall
  • Patrick Willis killed Simba’s father
  • Patrick Willis’ tackles are the reason for all of the natural disasters in the state of California
  • The original concept for ski moguls actually came after Patrick Willis was first seen without a shirt on
  • Patrick Willis eats dinner on the tectonic plates
  • When Patrick Willis tackles the running back, the quarterback still falls down
  • In 2007, the 49ers injected Patrick Willis with the near-indestructible metal-alloy, adamantium
  • Patrick Willis is Keyser Soze
  • Tim Tebow prays to Patrick Willis
  • Patrick Willis was the inspiration to the Dos Equis campaign featuring the Most Interesting Man in the World
  • After a workout, Patrick Willis weighs himself on the Richter Scale
  • If Patrick Willis mailed a letter without postage, it would still get there
  • In Madden ’13, they are introducing a new feature called the Willis Whack. It measures in at 10x the force of the hit stick. Unfortunately it causes the game to freeze 9 out of 10 times
  • Running backs were recently added to the endangered species list because of Patrick Willis
  • Patrick Willis turned down Christopher Nolan when asked to play Bane in this summer's "The Dark Knight Rises." He didn't want to lose weight for the role
  • Formerly the Sears Tower in Chicago, the tallest building in North America was renamed Willis Tower after the All-Pro from Bruceton, Tennessee had 152 tackles in 2009
  • Disturbed wrote "Indestructible" as a tribute to the 49ers linebacker
  • At the league meetings, the NFL ruled that if Patrick Willis gained a pound more, all the relevant networks would be forced to switch to IMAX cameras
  • Clark Kent wishes his alter ego was Patrick Willis

Follow me on Twitter: @DeSimone80

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