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 ... Poised to compete for a starting spot at guard but also adds depth across the entire line ... One of a few recipients of the Alvin Roy Fourth Quarter Award for outstanding performance in the LSU off-season program for the second straight year.
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 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies ... 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.