Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 1/28/13
A lot of people use disappointment, heartache, and someone not wanting them as fuel to spark success in their life.  San Francisco 49ers All Pro linebacker Patrick Willis wasn’t always the dominating middle linebacker you see today. Willis is from Bruceton, Tennessee, and as you can guess He wanted so bad to be a Vol.  To disappointment and obviously something that pushed him for a long time, The University of Tennessee never came calling.  Willis admits to the Tennessean that crushed him. “Yes I did. I was a Vols fan growing up. That was like America’s Team. I wanted to go there so bad. After every (high school) game my dad and I would get in the car and drive five hours to go to Knoxville to watch them play on an unofficial visit. This was on our gas money and our time. I just wanted to show them how bad I wanted to be there,” Willis said. “I can’t forget being there and you have all these other big-time recruits there and they are shaking their hands and the coaches are talking t...
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