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Damon Knox Leaves Michigan State

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Defensive tackle won't seek sixth year of eligibility.

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Damon Knox's career with the Michigan State Spartans is over.

The good news is Knox graduated in December and will pursue a career in law enforcement, according to a release from the school.

Knox stayed with the team in the winter and spring in hopes of playing another year. He redshirted his first season, then played in only two games during his redshirt freshman season. He also missed time in 2014 after having back surgery. The 6-5, 270-pound Muskegon native earned one start in 2015 and finished with 15 tackles.

While Knox didn't play a huge role last season, his departure will make things tough on the defensive line. Sophomores Craig Evans and Montez Sweat both left the team, reportedly for personal reasons, and Joel Heath, Shilique Calhoun and Lawrence Thomas all headed to the NFL.