Several news sources reported Thursday evening that junior left tackle Matt Kalil will forego his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
This season the 6-foot-7, 295 junior from Corona, Calif., did not personally give up a single sack and lead the line to a nation-best 8 sacks (0.67 average). He also blocked four kicks, 2 PATS and 2 field goal attempts, on special teams. Overall, the Trojans averaged 458.8 yards of total offensive behind the 2011 offensive line. His efforts earned him first team All-Pac-12 and All-American honors, including the Walter Camp Foundation All-American first team.
Kalil also became the third USC offensive lineman in a row to win The Morris Trophy, given to the best offensive and defensive linemen in the Pac-12. This particular award is voted on by the linemen themselves, with the defensive linemen voting for the offensive linemen and vice versa.
He will join his brother Ryan Kalil, a former USC All-American and Morris Trophy winner, in the NFL. Ryan, ...