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Matt Kalil
T #75
Height:
6-7
Weight:
315
Age:
28
College:
Southern California
Hometown:
Corona, Calif.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

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2
GS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 68 68
2017 CAR 2 2
2016 MIN 2 2
2015 MIN 16 16
2014 MIN 16 16
2013 MIN 16 16
2012 MIN 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @SF W 23-3
2 BUF W 9-3

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/11/17)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right hip by Minnesota (9/21/16)...Selected by Minnesota in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft (4/26/12).

GP/GS
Career (66/66) [2/2]; 2016 (2/2); 2015 (16/16) [1/1]; 2014 (16/16); 2013 (16/16); 2012 (16/16) [1/1].

2016
Started the first two games at left tackle for Minnesota...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right hip (9/21)...Initially suffered the injury during a training camp practice (8/21).

2015
Started 16 games at left tackle for Minnesota...Cleared paths for running back Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL with 1,485 rushing yards and tie for the league lead with 11 rushing touchdowns...Helped the Vikings rank fourth in the NFL in rushing with 2,211 yards and win the NFC North...POSTSEASON: Started at left tackle in NFC Wild Card versus Seattle (1/3).

2014
Started 16 games at left tackle for Minnesota...Only offensive lineman to play every snap for unit that used eight different starters and featured five different starting combinations...Provided protection for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Part of offense that tied a team record with four rushing touchdowns.

2013
Started 16 games at left tackle for Minnesota...Played key role on offense that finished eighth in the NFL in rushing 2,081 yards and led the league with 23 rushing touchdowns, the second most in team history...Created lanes for running back Adrian Peterson to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards for the second consecutive season with 1,266...Vs. Philadelphia (12/15): Helped running back Matt Asiata tie the team record with three rushing touchdowns.

2012
Drafted in the first round (fourth overall) by Minnesota, the second-highest drafted offensive lineman in Vikings history behind tackle Ron Yary, the top overall pick in 1968...Started 16 games at left tackle...Became only the second tackle in team history to start all 16 games as a rookie...Key member of offensive line that opened holes for running back Adrian Peterson to produce the second-highest rushing total in NFL history and set a team record with 2,097 yards en route to winning the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year...Paved the way for Peterson to tie team records with 10 100-yard rushing games and two 200-yard rushing efforts...Contributed to offense that tied a team record with 2,634 rushing yards, which rated second in the NFL, and set a team record with an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt...POSTSEASON: Started at left tackle in NFC Wild Card at Green Bay (1/5)...HONORS: PFW/PFWA All-Rookie...Pro Bowl...At Seattle (11/4): Part of offense that averaged a team-record 9.0 yards per rush on 27 attempts for 243 yards.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games with 27 starts at Southern California...Entered NFL following junior season...First-team All-American as a junior (2011) when he won the Morris Trophy, given to the Pac-12 Conference's top offensive lineman...Brother, Ryan, received the same award while playing center for the Trojans in 2006...Earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior (2011) and sophomore (2010), starting 13 games at left tackle each season...Redshirted as a true freshman (2008).

PERSONAL
Attended Servite HS in Corona, Calif....Majored in sociology at Southern California...Brother, Ryan, plays center for the Panthers...Father, Frank, played center at Arkansas and Arizona before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1982 and playing for the United States Football League's Arizona Wranglers in 1983 and Houston Gamblers in 1984.
TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/11/17)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right hip by Minnesota (9/21/16)...Selected by Minnesota in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft (4/26/12).

GP/GS
Career (66/66) [2/2]; 2016 (2/2); 2015 (16/16) [1/1]; 2014 (16/16); 2013 (16/16); 2012 (16/16) [1/1].

2016
Started the first two games at left tackle for Minnesota...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right hip (9/21)...Initially suffered the injury during a training camp practice (8/21).

2015
Started 16 games at left tackle for Minnesota...Cleared paths for running back Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL with 1,485 rushing yards and tie for the league lead with 11 rushing touchdowns...Helped the Vikings rank fourth in the NFL in rushing with 2,211 yards and win the NFC North...POSTSEASON: Started at left tackle in NFC Wild Card versus Seattle (1/3).

2014
Started 16 games at left tackle for Minnesota...Only offensive lineman to play every snap for unit that used eight different starters and featured five different starting combinations...Provided protection for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Part of offense that tied a team record with four rushing touchdowns.

2013
Started 16 games at left tackle for Minnesota...Played key role on offense that finished eighth in the NFL in rushing 2,081 yards and led the league with 23 rushing touchdowns, the second most in team history...Created lanes for running back Adrian Peterson to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards for the second consecutive season with 1,266...Vs. Philadelphia (12/15): Helped running back Matt Asiata tie the team record with three rushing touchdowns.

2012
Drafted in the first round (fourth overall) by Minnesota, the second-highest drafted offensive lineman in Vikings history behind tackle Ron Yary, the top overall pick in 1968...Started 16 games at left tackle...Became only the second tackle in team history to start all 16 games as a rookie...Key member of offensive line that opened holes for running back Adrian Peterson to produce the second-highest rushing total in NFL history and set a team record with 2,097 yards en route to winning the NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year...Paved the way for Peterson to tie team records with 10 100-yard rushing games and two 200-yard rushing efforts...Contributed to offense that tied a team record with 2,634 rushing yards, which rated second in the NFL, and set a team record with an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt...POSTSEASON: Started at left tackle in NFC Wild Card at Green Bay (1/5)...HONORS: PFW/PFWA All-Rookie...Pro Bowl...At Seattle (11/4): Part of offense that averaged a team-record 9.0 yards per rush on 27 attempts for 243 yards.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games with 27 starts at Southern California...Entered NFL following junior season...First-team All-American as a junior (2011) when he won the Morris Trophy, given to the Pac-12 Conference's top offensive lineman...Brother, Ryan, received the same award while playing center for the Trojans in 2006...Earned first-team all-conference honors as a junior (2011) and sophomore (2010), starting 13 games at left tackle each season...Redshirted as a true freshman (2008).

PERSONAL
Attended Servite HS in Corona, Calif....Majored in sociology at Southern California...Brother, Ryan, plays center for the Panthers...Father, Frank, played center at Arkansas and Arizona before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1982 and playing for the United States Football League's Arizona Wranglers in 1983 and Houston Gamblers in 1984.