Matt “The Hammer” Kalil was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. And, he’s today’s Tight End Tuesday.
He was an offensive tackle at USC was named to several All-American teams, while also becoming the 12th Trojan offensive lineman to win the Morris Trophy. Kalil was also semifinalist for the 2011Lombardi Award.
The Hammer is also a bit of a legacy.
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His father, Frank, was a center at Arkansas and Arizona, and 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 was an All-American at Southern California, and plays with the Carolina Panthers.
Ready to get to he pictures? Ok, let’s go!
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The Hammer at the 2012 NFL Combine
The Hammer as a USC Trojan…
Here’s The Hammer working out with the Minnesota Vikings…
Matt Kalil should provide some excellent protection for Vikings QB Christian Ponder. Yes, Hammer, this should make you happy!
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Good luck to you Hammer! We hope you are successful for many years to come!
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Miranda Remaklus is lead writer for Aerys Offsides. She’s also a contributor at Aaron Miles’ Fastball in the MLB section. Follow her on Twitter, @missmiranda.