Former LSU tackle K.J. Malone has revealed his future plans after retiring from football following a brief stint with the Houston Texans.
On Monday, Malone thanked the Texans on Twitter “for an incredible opportunity” after he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in April. He added that he’ll pursue a career in law enforcement with his playing days behind him. He cited a knee injury sustained in college as the reason why he’s stepping away.
Check out his full message below:
The Texans placed Malone on the reserve/retired list on Monday. Malone played for LSU from 2013-17, appearing in 24 games with the Tigers. He saw action in just seven games last season while dealing with an injury to the patella tendon in his left knee. He was mostly seen at left tackle.
The 6-foot-4, 321-pound Malone, who’s the son of former NBA star Karl Malone, is a native of Ruston, La.
LSU went 9-4 last season, which ended with a loss to Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl in January.