patrick willis

Patrick Willis

*After a 10-year drought, the San Francisco 49ers finally had a winning season and made it to the playoffs.

Much of their success is thanks to a top-ranked defense led by linebacker Patrick Willis. However, he doesn’t buy into the hype, says CBN.com.

Willis is one of the most dominant defensive players in the National Football League. When the offensive team calls a play, he’s the guy they try to avoid.

As the 49ers advance to playoffs for the first time in a decade, Willis told CBN News he’s not letting go to his head.

“I still respect those who played the game before me. I also know that I didn’t get here by myself. I didn’t do it on my own. I know that it’s truly a blessing,” he said.

“I feel like if it was the good Lord who put me here, it’s the good Lord who blessed me to be able to do what I do. I don’t want to brag and say, ‘Oh yeah, its me. Oh, look at me. Here I am, da,da,da,’ because just as he blessed you today it could be gone tomorrow,” Willis added.

Read the full story at CBN.com.