Kalili, 5-11, 185, attended UNLV from 2017-18 after spending two years at Mesa Community College in Arizona. While with the Rebels, Kalili appeared in 18 games, totaling 64 tackles, five passes defended, three forced fumbles and one INT. As a senior in 2018, he posted 49 tackles, including a season-high eight tackles in the season opener at Southern California. Kalili was born in New Orleans and attended Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas where he played RB, WR and DB. He was named first-team all-state by Nevada Preps after rushing for 1,633 yards and 23 TDs as a senior in 2013.