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Veteran LSU offensive lineman announces retirement from football

LSU offensive lineman Mason Lunsford is stepping away from the game of football.

The junior from Knoxville, Iowa, announced his decision to retire from the sport on Tuesday in a post on Twitter/X. A transfer addition from Maryland this past offseason, Lunsford started 26 of 29 games he appeared in over four years with the Terrapins.

He came to LSU to compete for a starting spot, but he only saw action in six games as a backup guard while making no starts.

“I’m done playing football and excited to begin the next chapter of my life,” Lunsford said in a statement. “Thank you God for giving me the ability and opportunity to play football. I’ve met so many incredible people across my football career and I want to thank all of you for your role in helping me become the man I am today.”

Despite Lunsford’s departure, the offensive line appears to be a strength in 2024 as the Tigers will bring back four of five starters.

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