Wochit News - Near the prime of his career and after eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, Patrick Willis is walking away from the game. The 30-year-old linebacker who is considered one of the team's best players in over two decades - is scheduled to officially announce his departure on Tuesday afternoon. Willis was selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first seven NFL seasons, but last year he had to cut the season short due to a surgery on a bothersome toe-injury.