Kalil, the Pac-12 Morris Trophy winner in 2011, is a 2-year starter at left tackle and was named a 2011 All-American first teamer by Walter Camp, Pro Football Weekly and YahooSports.com/Rivals.com and he made the 2011 All-Pac-12 first team. He was a 2011 Lombardi Award semifinalist and was named USC's 2011 Offensive Lineman of the Year. He helped the Trojans average 456.8 yards of total offense, while allowing only 8 quarterback sacks (a figure that ranks tops in the nation). He also excelled on special teams, where he blocked four kicks this year (2 blocked PATs, 2 blocked field goal attempts). Kalil becomes the 16th Trojan offensive or defensive lineman to win the Morris Trophy, including the 12th offensive lineman. Most recently, offensive tackle Tyron Smith won it in 2010.
Kalil started all 13 games at left offensive tackle as a sophomore in 2010. He blocked a PAT against Notre Dame.
Served as a backup right offensive tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2009, but played primarily on special teams. He started against Boston College and performed well, and saw limited action in 11 other games in 2009 (all but Arizona State).
Kalil redshirted as a freshman offensive tackle in 2008, his first year at USC. He was sidelined for a few weeks during the season with a sprained knee.
His 2007 honors included Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American first team, USA Today All-USA second team, Scout.com All-American second team, ESPN 150, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Orange County Register Fab 15, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star, Orange County Register All-Orange County first team and All-Trinity League Co-Lineman of the Year as a senior offensive and defensive lineman at Servite High in Anaheim (Calif.).
As a junior in 2006, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-CIF Pac-5 Division first team, Los Angeles Times All-Star and All-Trinity League Co-Lineman of the Year. He made the 2005 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team. Current Trojans Chris Galippo and D.J. Shoemate also prepped at Servite.
He's a sociology major at USC. His father, Frank, was a center at Arkansas (1978) and Arizona (1980-81-82), then was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1982 before playing for the USFL's Arizona Wranglers in 1983 and Houston Gamblers in 1984. His brother, Ryan, lettered 4 years (2003-06) at center for USC, where he earned All-American honors and was the Pac-10 Morris Trophy winner in 2006 (he was a member of USC's 2003 and 2004 national championship squads), and now plays with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.