Michigan State DT Damon Knox leaves team to pursue career in law enforcement

The Michigan State Spartans defensive line lost a handful of players to the 2016 NFL Draft and graduation, and now they have lost another projected starter in Damon Knox.

Knox was waiting to learn whether he was granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA.

If Knox was granted the waiver, he would have returned to Mark Dantonio’s team as the starting defensive tackle. However, after graduating this winter, Knox has decided to walk away from the program.

According to the Lansing State JournalKnox is set to pursue a career in law enforcement.

“Damon has been a major contributor to our success the past five years,” 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.”

Michigan State’s defensive front will definitely feature a new look in 2016, but it provides young players on the roster with a great opportunity to emerge as a star.

As for Damon Knox, we’d like to wish him the best in the next chapter of his life.

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