2017 LSU Graduate (Sports Administration)
A physical run blocker who is versatile enough to play any position on the offensive line ... Has trained at all five positions during his career at LSU ... A veteran member of the offensive line with experience in more than 29 games ... Helped pave the way to 1,000-yard rusher Derrius Guice in 2016 ... Selected by the league's coaches to the preseason All-SEC Second Team ... 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.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
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.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
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.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
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.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
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 ESPN.com 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.