Ryan Kalil Prepares for the NFL Draft with Legend "Chuck Barry"
2006: Reliable, tough Kalil, a candidate for All-American honors and the Rimington Award as the nation's top center, returns for his third season starting as a senior in 2006. He is on the Lombardi Award watch list.
2005: Kalil started for his second season at center as a junior in 2005 and anchored the USC offensive line with his fine play. He was named to the 2005 SI.com All-American and Collegefootballnews.com second teams. He made the 2005 All-Pac-10 first team. He won USC's Bob Chandler Award.
2004: Kalil started all season at center as a sophomore in 2004 and did an admirable job. He won USC's 2004 Courage Award.
2003: As just a first-year freshman, Kalil backed up Norm Katnik at center in 2003 and saw brief action in 6 games (Hawaii, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Arizona, UCLA and Oregon State).
HIGH SCHOOL: He was named a 2002 Prep Star All-American, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best of the Rest, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State honorable mention, All-CIF Southern Section first team, CIF Division I first team and Orange County Register All-Orange County second team selection as a senior offensive lineman at Servite High in Anaheim (Calif.). He also started as a 2001 junior. He did not allow a sack in 2001 or 2002. He also was a long snapper.
PERSONAL: 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. He likes to sing, particularly Frank Sinatra tunes.