He's not as recognizable as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, linebacker Luke Kuechly, or Coach Ron Rivera.
Ryan Kalil can walk around Charlotte in relative anonymity.
"For the most part I just look like a large man with a beard," said Kalil, a Pro Bowl center who's in his ninth season with the team. "I like to keep it that way."
That quiet life is just fine by Kalil, a father of three and the only remaining active player from USC's 2007 draft class. He and his college sweetheart, Natalie, have carved out a life that's on one hand fantastically comfortable and, for Ryan, creakingly uncomfortable.
"You're reminded of how violent this...
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a game-winning 24-yard touchdown pass on the final play against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 14-12.