Ryan Kalil is an American football center for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Panthers in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Southern California (USC), where he was a member of two national championship teams, was named a first-team All-American, and won the 2006 Morris Trophy. Kalil went to the Pro Bowl in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. He is currently the highest paid center in NFL history.