NFL’s Patrick Willis watching Bassmaster LIVE!

 That's a photo of future NFL Hall of Famer Patrick Willis watching Bassmaster LIVE earlier today. Willis played 8 years for the San Francisco 49ers, and he's friends with our own Mark Zona. In fact Zona tells me he's going fishing with Willis this June. Here's a little more about Willis from Wikipedia:


Patrick L. Willis (born January 25, 1985) is a former linebacker who played his entire 8-year career with the San Francisco 49ers  of the National Football League. He was drafted by the 49ers in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Mississippi and received consensus All-American honors.

During Willis' senior season at Ole Miss, he received the Butkus Award and the Jack Lambert Award as the nation's top linebacker. A year later as a member of the 49ers, Willis led the NFL in tackles, earned first-team All Pro and Pro Bowl honors while being named the 2007 AP NFL Defensive Rooking of the Year. Willis made the Pro Bowl in his first 7 seasons in the NFL, and earned All-Pro honors in his first six years. He is the only player to receive the Butkus Award for best linebacker in more than one category. He won the college Butkus Award in 2006 while at Ole Miss and in 2009, he won the professional Butkus Award while with the 49ers. On March 10, 2015, Willis announced his retirement from the NFL.