49ers' Willis named NFL Alumni Linebacker of Year

49ers' Willis named NFL Alumni Linebacker of Year
February 7, 2011, 11:45 pm
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Feb. 7, 201149ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOPROFILE: PATRICK WILLIS

CSNBayArea.com staff

San Francisco's Patrick Willis added to his list of 2010 honors when he was named NFL Alumni Linebacker of the Year.

The 49ers made the announcement on their Web site Monday.

The other two candidates were Clay Matthews of Green Bay and Miami's Cameron Wake.

Willis posted a career-best six sacks last seasons, with 153 tackles in 15 games, missing the season finale due to a hand injury.

He was also named to the Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro.