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Michigan State Lineman Quits Football for Law Enforcement Career

May 16, 2016  | 

Michigan State defensive tackle Damon Knox is leaving the team and will skip playing in 2016 in order to move on to a career in law enforcement, reports CBS Sports.

The school announced Knox's departure from the program on Friday, noting that the redshirt senior was no longer seeking a waiver from the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. Knox participated in spring practice with the Spartans but will not be with the team this fall.

"Damon has been a major contributor to our success the past five years," coach Mark Dantonio said in a statement. "We appreciate his time and commitment to the Michigan State football program and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

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MCATInvRB @ 5/16/2016 6:44 PM

I want Damon to back me up on a bar fight!

John retired IA PD @ 5/16/2016 8:55 PM

Damon, I wish you the best as an LEO. Welcome aboard.

PoPo @ 5/18/2016 12:32 PM

Welcome aboard Damon, we could always use new officers and I hope you have an opportunity to do community outreach and touch the lives of people who will look up to you as a role model. It is admirable that you chose this honorable profession. I wish you well.

kojack58 @ 5/21/2016 10:51 AM

Damon whatever department you are going to, they are going to be lucky to have a person that will know when the physical is needed and when the talk down is what you hope works. Good luck Damon

DSRC218 @ 5/22/2016 5:38 AM

Good luck Damon and be safe!

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