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USC football: Matt Kalil wins Pac-12's Morris Trophy

December 12, 2011 |  3:29 pm

FabforumUSC offensive tackle Matt Kalil has won the Pac-12 Conference’s Morris Trophy, presented annually to the league's top offensive and defensive linemen.

Utah’s Star Lotulelei was honored as the top defensive lineman.

Starting offensive linemen in the conference vote for the defensive winner and starting defensive linemen vote for the offensive winner.

Kalil is the third USC lineman in as many years to win the award. Charles Brown, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, won in 2009. Tyron Smith, who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft, won last year.

Kalil, projected as a possible top-10 draft pick, is weighing whether to turn pro or return to USC for a final college season.

Former USC center Roy Foster, who won in 1980 and 1981, and Trojans defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, who won in 2006 and 2007, were two-time winners.


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Photo: Matt Kalil. Credit: Mark Comon / Getty Images.