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Ryan Kalil biography

Date of birth : 1985-03-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Corona, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, center for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Ryan Kalil is an American football offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. Selected by Carolina in the second round (59th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft (4/28/07).

2009
Started all 16 games at center for first time in career...One of three offensive linemen, along with Keydrick Vincent and Travelle Wharton, to start all 16 games...Anchored offensive line that helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...HONORS: Earned Pro Bowl recognition...Became third Panthers offensive lineman to ever appear in Pro Bowl...At Tampa Bay (10/18): Opened holes for the Panthers to set a team record with 16 rushing first downs and gain 267 rushing yards, the third-highest single-game total in team history...At Arizona (11/1): Paved the way for the Panthers to rush for 270 yards, the second-most in team history...At New York Giants (12/27): Created paths for the Panthers to accumulate 247 rushing yards, the fifth-highest single-game total in team history.

2008
Started 12 games at center in first season as full-time starter...Inactive at Tampa Bay (10/12), versus New Orleans (10/19), versus Arizona (10/26) and versus Detroit (11/16) with an injured ankle...Key member of offensive line that helped set team records for rushing yards (2,437) and fewest sacks allowed (20)...Opened holes for running backs Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to rush for a combined eight 100-yard games in the second half of the season...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Contributed to offense that rushed for 205 yards on 48 attempts...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Opened running lanes for Panthers to set a team single-game rushing record for the second time in four weeks with 299 yards...Williams' 186 yards established an individual single-game mark and Stewart added 115 yards...At New Orleans (12/28): Part of offensive effort that produced a season-high 478 yards, including 234 rushing...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at center in his first postseason contest.

2007
Played in five games with three starts...Made two starts at right guard and one at center...Did not play in 11 games...At St. Louis (9/9): Started at right guard in place of the suspended Jeremy Bridges in first NFL contest...Became the first Panthers offensive lineman to start in his NFL debut since Jordan Gross in 2003...Part of offensive line that opened running lanes for Panthers ball carriers to rush for a season-high 186 yards on 38 attempts and surrender no sacks of quarterback Jake Delhomme...At Tampa Bay (12/30): Made first career start at center in place of an injured Justin Hartwig...Helped Carolina rush for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 37 attempts.

COLLEGE
Played in 45 games with 39 starts at center for Southern California...Started final three seasons as the Trojans compiled a 36-3 record...Allowed just four sacks in three years as a starter, including none during final two campaigns...2006 (Sr.): Second-team All-America by The Associated Press...First-team All-Pac 10 selection...Won the Morris Trophy, given to the conference's top offensive lineman...Finalist for the Rimington Trophy, awarded to the nation's top center...Started all 13 games...Helped the Trojans average 391.8 yards of total offense per game....Named Southern California's Most Inspirational Player and was co-recipient of the team's Offensive Lineman of the Year award...2005 (Jr.): First-team All-Pac 10 choice...Started all 13 games...Anchored offense that generated 7,537 yards, an average of 579.8 per game...Recipient of the team's Bob Chandler Award...2004 (So.): Started all 13 games...Contributed to offense that averaged 449.1 yards per game...Part of offensive line that allowed 25 quarterback sacks...Won the team's Courage Award...2003 (Fr.): Saw reserve action in six games at center.

PERSONAL
Attended Servite HS in Corona, Calif....Majored in sociology at Southern California...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.

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