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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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16
GS
16
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 82 82
2017 CAR 16 16
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
3 NO L 13-34
4 @NE W 33-30
5 @DET W 27-24
6 PHI L 23-28
7 @CHI L 3-17
8 @TB W 17-3
9 ATL W 20-17
10 MIA W 45-21
12 @NYJ W 35-27
13 @NO L 21-31
14 MIN W 31-24
15 GB W 31-24
16 TB W 22-19
17 @ATL L 10-22

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Bio

PRO CAREER
• In 2017, started all 16 games and helped Carolina's offense rank fourth in the NFL with a rushing average of 131.4 yards per game.
• Helped Carolina offense post 548 total yards, a new franchise record, including 294 rushing yards on Monday Night Football vs. Miami (11/13/17).
• Played and started first game as a Panther at San Francisco (9/10/17).
• Started two games for Minnesota in 2016 before being placed on season-ending injured reserve with a hip injury....Prior to being placed on IR, had not missed an NFL game in his career with 66 consecutive regular season starts and two in the playoffs.
• In 2015, started all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season...Cleared the way for running back Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL with 1,485 rushing yards as the Vikings won the NFC North.
• Started every game at tackle for Minnesota in 2014...Only member of the line to play every offensive snap of the season.
• In 2013, blocking efforts helped the Vikings rank eighth in the NFL in rushing and lead the NFL with 23 rushing touchdowns.
• Played and started all 16 games for Minnesota in 2013...Key member of a unit that created running lanes for Minnesota to record a league-high 23 rushing touchdowns and finish eighth in the NFL in total rushing yards.
• Earned Pro Bowl and All-Rookie honors in 2012...Helped running back Adrian Peterson earn NFL MVP honors after rushing for the second-most yards in a single-season in NFL history.
• Made first career start vs. Jacksonville (9/9/12).

HONORS
• Pro Bowl (2012)
• PFWA All-Rookie (2012)

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

GP/GS: Career (82/82) [3/3]; 2017 (16/16) [1/1]; 2016 (2/2) [0/0]; 2015 (16/16) [1/1]; 2014 (16/16) [0/0]; 2013 (16/16) [0/0]; 2012 (16/16) [1/1].

2017
Played and started in all 16 games for Carolina... Helped Carolina average 323.7 yards per game and 131.4 rushing yards per game...At San Francisco (9/10): Started at left tackle in first game as a Panther…Part of an offensive line that helped the team rush for 116 yards on 38 carries…Protected quarterback Cam Newton and did not allow a sack…At New England (10/1): Started at left tackle and helped offense rush for 140 yards on 29 carries…At Detroit (10/8): Started at left tackle and provided pass protection that produced a season-best 334 net passing yards and three touchdowns…Vs. Atlanta (11/5): Started at left tackle…Blocking efforts helped the Panthers total 201 yards rushing…Vs. Miami (11/13): Started at left tackle and helped the Carolina offense post 548 total net yards, a new franchise-record...Helped clear running lanes for the Panthers to rush for 294 yards, the second-highest mark in team-history (299, vs. Tampa Bay 12/8/08)...First time in team history that Carolina posted back-to-back 200-yard rushing performances...At New York Jets (11/26): Started at left tackle and helped the offense record 299 total net yards (145 rushing, 154 passing)...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Started at left tackle and was part of an offensive line that helped Carolina rush for 216 yards as a team, the most allowed by Minnesota all season...Vs. Green Bay (12/17): Started at left tackle and was part of an offensive line that helped Carolina rush for 151 yards, the eight-straight 100-yard rushing game...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Started at left tackle...Helped the Carolina offense rush for 115 yards, its ninth-straight game with at least 100 rushing yards.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Started at left tackle...Key member of a unit that provided protection for Cam Newton to set a franchise record for passing yards in a postseason game.

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.

PRO CAREER
• In 2017, started all 16 games and helped Carolina's offense rank fourth in the NFL with a rushing average of 131.4 yards per game.
• Helped Carolina offense post 548 total yards, a new franchise record, including 294 rushing yards on Monday Night Football vs. Miami (11/13/17).
• Played and started first game as a Panther at San Francisco (9/10/17).
• Started two games for Minnesota in 2016 before being placed on season-ending injured reserve with a hip injury....Prior to being placed on IR, had not missed an NFL game in his career with 66 consecutive regular season starts and two in the playoffs.
• In 2015, started all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season...Cleared the way for running back Adrian Peterson to lead the NFL with 1,485 rushing yards as the Vikings won the NFC North.
• Started every game at tackle for Minnesota in 2014...Only member of the line to play every offensive snap of the season.
• In 2013, blocking efforts helped the Vikings rank eighth in the NFL in rushing and lead the NFL with 23 rushing touchdowns.
• Played and started all 16 games for Minnesota in 2013...Key member of a unit that created running lanes for Minnesota to record a league-high 23 rushing touchdowns and finish eighth in the NFL in total rushing yards.
• Earned Pro Bowl and All-Rookie honors in 2012...Helped running back Adrian Peterson earn NFL MVP honors after rushing for the second-most yards in a single-season in NFL history.
• Made first career start vs. Jacksonville (9/9/12).

HONORS
• Pro Bowl (2012)
• PFWA All-Rookie (2012)

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

GP/GS: Career (82/82) [3/3]; 2017 (16/16) [1/1]; 2016 (2/2) [0/0]; 2015 (16/16) [1/1]; 2014 (16/16) [0/0]; 2013 (16/16) [0/0]; 2012 (16/16) [1/1].

2017
Played and started in all 16 games for Carolina... Helped Carolina average 323.7 yards per game and 131.4 rushing yards per game...At San Francisco (9/10): Started at left tackle in first game as a Panther…Part of an offensive line that helped the team rush for 116 yards on 38 carries…Protected quarterback Cam Newton and did not allow a sack…At New England (10/1): Started at left tackle and helped offense rush for 140 yards on 29 carries…At Detroit (10/8): Started at left tackle and provided pass protection that produced a season-best 334 net passing yards and three touchdowns…Vs. Atlanta (11/5): Started at left tackle…Blocking efforts helped the Panthers total 201 yards rushing…Vs. Miami (11/13): Started at left tackle and helped the Carolina offense post 548 total net yards, a new franchise-record...Helped clear running lanes for the Panthers to rush for 294 yards, the second-highest mark in team-history (299, vs. Tampa Bay 12/8/08)...First time in team history that Carolina posted back-to-back 200-yard rushing performances...At New York Jets (11/26): Started at left tackle and helped the offense record 299 total net yards (145 rushing, 154 passing)...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Started at left tackle and was part of an offensive line that helped Carolina rush for 216 yards as a team, the most allowed by Minnesota all season...Vs. Green Bay (12/17): Started at left tackle and was part of an offensive line that helped Carolina rush for 151 yards, the eight-straight 100-yard rushing game...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Started at left tackle...Helped the Carolina offense rush for 115 yards, its ninth-straight game with at least 100 rushing yards.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Started at left tackle...Key member of a unit that provided protection for Cam Newton to set a franchise record for passing yards in a postseason game.

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.