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Matt Kalil
T #75
Height:
6-7
Weight:
317
Age:
26
College:
USC
Hometown:
Corona, CA
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015 POST):

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1
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 64 64
2015 MIN 16 16
2014 MIN 16 16
2013 MIN 16 16
2012 MIN 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @SF L 3-20
2 DET W 26-16
3 SD W 31-14
4 @DEN L 20-23
6 KC W 16-10
7 @DET W 28-19
8 @CHI W 23-20
9 STL W 21-18
10 @OAK W 30-14
11 GB L 13-30
12 @ATL W 20-10
13 SEA L 7-38
14 @ARI L 20-23
15 CHI W 38-17
16 NYG W 49-17
17 @GB W 20-13

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS              Career GP/GS             Playoffs GP/GS

16/16                              64/64                          2/2-MIN

• The 2nd-highest drafted offensive lineman in Vikings history behind Hall of Famer and fellow USC star Ron Yary, #1 in 1968.   

• Brother, Ryan, is a Pro Bowl C for Carolina and father, Frank, was signed by Buffalo as a C before playing in the USFL. 

• Has not missed a game in his 1st 4 NFL seasons with 64 consecutive starts. 

OFF THE FIELD Strong football family includes father, Frank, who played C at Arkansas and Arizona before being signed by Buffalo (1982) and going on to play in the USFL with the Arizona Wranglers (1983) and Houston Gamblers (1984)...Brother, Ryan, is a Pro Bowl C for Carolina Panthers...Mother, Cheryl, was Miss California 1981...Sister, Danielle, has performed the national anthem at NFL games, including Vikings-Carolina game in 2013 when her brothers were playing against each other for the 1st time in their careers...Majored in sociology...Owns several locations of Pieology Pizzeria in California and Minnesota, including a branch in Mankato, MN, home of the annual Vikings Training Camp.

HONORS Named to 2012 Pro Bowl...Earned 2012 All-Rookie honors from PFW/PFWA.

2015 GP/GS              Career GP/GS             Playoffs GP/GS

16/16                              64/64                          2/2-MIN

• The 2nd-highest drafted offensive lineman in Vikings history behind Hall of Famer and fellow USC star Ron Yary, #1 in 1968.   

• Brother, Ryan, is a Pro Bowl C for Carolina and father, Frank, was signed by Buffalo as a C before playing in the USFL. 

• Has not missed a game in his 1st 4 NFL seasons with 64 consecutive starts. 

OFF THE FIELD Strong football family includes father, Frank, who played C at Arkansas and Arizona before being signed by Buffalo (1982) and going on to play in the USFL with the Arizona Wranglers (1983) and Houston Gamblers (1984)...Brother, Ryan, is a Pro Bowl C for Carolina Panthers...Mother, Cheryl, was Miss California 1981...Sister, Danielle, has performed the national anthem at NFL games, including Vikings-Carolina game in 2013 when her brothers were playing against each other for the 1st time in their careers...Majored in sociology...Owns several locations of Pieology Pizzeria in California and Minnesota, including a branch in Mankato, MN, home of the annual Vikings Training Camp.

HONORS Named to 2012 Pro Bowl...Earned 2012 All-Rookie honors from PFW/PFWA.

PRO Has started all 64 games and 3 playoff games through his first 4 years in the NFL...Missed his first offensive snaps during the 2015 campaign, but returned to the starting lineup a week later…Helped Adrian Peterson win his 3rd rushing title during the 2015 campaign, finishing the season with 1,485 yards…Helped Adrian Peterson run to 2nd-best rushing season in NFL history with 2,097 yards in 2012 en route to earning MVP honors...Honored with a Pro Bowl berth and All-Rookie honors in 2012...Stepped into starting lineup at LT as a rookie in 2012, opening all 16 games and Wild Card playoff...Joined Todd Steussie in 1994 as the only OTs to start all 16 games of their rookie campaigns in team history...Was the #4 overall pick in 2012 Draft and the highest-selected offensive lineman...Started all 16 games at LT in 2013...Started all 16 games for the 3rd-consecutive season in 2014...Became the 8th offensive lineman drafted by the Vikings in the 1st round in team history...The 2nd-highest drafted O-lineman in Vikings history behind Hall of Famer and fellow USC OT Ron Yary, the #1 overall pick in 1968...Becomes the 3rd USC OT the Vikings have drafted in the 1st round, joining Yary and Steve Riley, #25 in 1974...Was the highest-drafted Vikings player since Hall of Fame DE Chris Doleman was #4 in the 1985 Draft...Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season.

2015 Started all 16 games at LT, his 4th-consecutive season starting every game…A member of the only offensive line in the NFL to remain intact for all 16 starts during the 2015 campaign…Paved the way for RB Adrian Peterson to capture his 3rd-career rushing crown with 1,485 yards…Provided time for QB Teddy Bridgewater to throw for 3,231 yards and 14 TDs…Bridgewater’s 3,231 passing yards are the most by a Viking QB since Brett Favre surpassed the 3,000-yard mark during the 2009 campaign.

2014 A member of the offensive line that started its 3rd season together...In the Vikings opening win over the St. Louis Rams, Kalil anchored the left side of the offensive line that paved the way for Cordarrelle Patterson to run for 102 yards, the highest rushing output by a WR in team history...The Unit was 1-of-5 offensive lines that didn’t allow its opponents to record a sack in the opening week of the 2014 season...Started all 16 games for the 3rd consecutive season...Joins John Sullivan as the only 2 offensive lineman to start in every game over the past 3 seasons...Anchored the left side of the offensive line that saw 8 different starters and 5 different starting offensive line combinations...Paved the way for 3 different leading rushers in the first 4 games of the 2014 campaign...Was the only Vikings OL to play every offensive snap of the season.

2013 Started all 16 games for the 2nd consecutive season...Joins John Sullivan as the only 2 offensive linemen to start in every game over the past 2 seasons...Played a major role in Adrian Peterson eclipsing the 1,000 yard rushing mark with 10+ rushing TDs for the 2nd consecutive season...Paved the way for 3rd-string RB Matt Asiata to tie Vikings record with 3 rushing TDs in a game vs. Philadelphia (12/15) and 2 weeks later post his 1st career 100-yard day against Detroit (12/29) with 115 yards in the final game played at Mall of America Field...Helped the Vikings offense put up a franchise-record 48 offensive points in the Metrodome vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13)...The Vikings rushing attack ranked 8th in the NFL and led the NFL with 23 rushing TDs as a team. 

2012 Part of Vikings line that started all 16 games and the Wild Card playoff game as a unit...Helped Adrian Peterson set franchise record and post the 2nd-best season in NFL history with 2,097 yards en route to earning NFL MVP honors...Tabbed as an All-Rookie choice...Named to Pro Bowl roster as a late injury replacement...Paved the way for Peterson to tie his own Vikings record with 10 games over the 100-yard mark and tied his own team record with 2 games of 200+ yards during the season...Joined TE Rhett Ellison, WR Jarius Wright, S Harrison Smith and CB Josh Robinson to set a team record for most rookies to start in a game vs. Chicago (12/9).

COLLEGE Consensus All-American as a junior in 2011...Joined brother, Ryan, as only the 3rd set of brothers in USC history to each earn 1st-Team All-America honors, joining Marlin and Mike McKeever and Clay and Bruce Matthews...Started his final 26 games at USC at LT along with his 1st career start coming at RT in the 2009 Emerald Bowl...Won the Morris Trophy as a junior, presented to the Pac 12’s top offensive lineman, joining brother, Ryan, in winning the award in 2006, the only brother duo to earn the honor...As a junior, notched a pair of blocked PATs and FGs...Tabbed as 1st-Team All-Pac 12 as a sophomore and junior...Started 13 games as junior and 13 games as a sophomore at LT...Started 1st career game at RT in 2009 vs. Boston College in Emerald Bowl...Redshirted in 2008.

PREP Standout at Servite High in Anaheim...Earned consensus All-America honors from Parade, Super Prep and Prep Star...Named 2nd-Team USA Today All-USA honoree...Tabbed as 1st-Team All-State player as a sophomore, junior and senior...Selected as All-Trinity League Co-Lineman of the Year as a senior...A 5-star recruit by Rivals.com.

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