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Offensive Tackle
Ruston, La.
High School
Cedar Creek HS

2017 LSU Graduate (Sports Administration)

Two-year starter on the offensive line for the Tigers in 2016 and 2017 … Physical run blocker that helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rushers Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice during his career … Capped LSU career playing in 35 games with 18 starts, all at left tackle … Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies … Opted to return to another year of football in 2017, putting off his goal of becoming a U.S. Marshal … Son of legendary NBA basketball player Karl Malone.

Played in seven games, starting first six games of season at left tackle … Suffered knee in first half of win over Florida and missed the next six games … Returned to action against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl … For year, saw action on 372 offensive snaps and recorded 32 knockdown blocks … Did not allow a sack from his left tackle position in the same games that he played in … Played all 79 offensive snaps in win over BYU to open the season … Also played every snap against Syracuse (62) and Troy (63) … Played 14 offensive snaps before injury against Florida … Returned to action against Notre Dame in the Citrus Bowl and played 42 of LSU’s 80 offensive plays … Recorded 1.5 knockdowns against the Irish … Had season high seven knockdown blocks in back-to-back games against Chattanooga and Mississippi State.

Cemented himself as the starting left tackle in all 12 games … Played a total of 646 snaps for the third-most on the team … Recorded 56 knockdown blocks and 23 “great effort” plays … Gave up just three sacks all season … Played a career-high 75 snaps against Missouri where he also posted five knockdowns blocks … Recorded eight knockdown blocks against Ole Miss and seven against Mississippi State … As a unit, LSU finished No. 4 in the SEC with 233.0 rushing yards per game with 30 TDs.

Saw action in all 12 games with no starts … Backed up Jerald Hawkins at left tackle and was also listed as a reserve at left guard … Played 62 offensive snaps on the line, including a career-high 46 against Arkansas … Finished the season with seven knockdown blocks as he recorded five against Arkansas and two versus Eastern Michigan … Did not allow a sack on the year … Played extensively on special teams for point after touchdown attempts.

Played in five games with no starts … Saw action in a reserve capacity at left tackle … Accumulated five knockdown blocks on 65 total snaps played … Produced a season-best four knockdowns against New Mexico State … Played 26 snaps on the line against New Mexico State, 22 snaps versus Sam Houston State, nine against ULM and eight against Kentucky.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013.

Named to the 2012 1A All-State team by Louisiana Sports Writers Association … A four-star recruit according to and a three-star according to Rivals, 247Sports and Scout … Listed as the No. 9 center prospect nationally by 247sports … Rated as the No. 23 guard in the nation by ESPN … Named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team … Led Cedar Creek to a 9-3 record in his senior season … Coached by Ben Haddox.

Full name is Karl Anthony Malone Jr. … Goes by K.J. … Born May 8, 1995, in Salt Lake City, Utah … Parents are Kay and Karl Malone Sr. … Has three siblings – Kadye, Kylee, and Karlee … Dad played in NBA for 18 seasons and is considered one of the best players to ever play the game … Karl Sr. is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, was twice named MVP of the league, and was a 14-time NBA All-Star … He capped his career with 36,928 points, which ranks second to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in NBA history.

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