K.J. Malone's football career is over, but on his own terms.
The former LSU offensive lineman who signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent was placed on the Texans' reserved-retired list Monday, according to a Houston Chronicle report.
KJ Malone grew up watching Houston Texans pass rushers like Jadeveon Clowney and J.J. Watt.
Malone, the son of NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone, confirmed the news via his Twitter account Monday evening.
"Due to my previous knee injury during my career at LSU I have ... decided it was best to step away from the game of football and take time to heal," Malone wrote. "With that being said, I will further my career in Law Enforcement. Thank you everyone for all your support."
The Chronicle said Malone had trained locally in Houston at Plex with veteran trainer Danny Arnold and Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews. He missed six games last season for the Tigers with a knee injury, starting the first six games at left tackle.
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Malone's choice to pursue law enforcement post football is not surprising. Before his final season at LSU began, Malone nearly left football behind to become a U.S. Marshall.
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