Al Woods was excited about starting his Jaguars career in 2020, that is until the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Now the former LSU lineman has made the tough decision to sit out the upcoming NFL season.

Woods played with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019 and signed with the Jaguars this offseason. During his 11-year NFL career, Woods has suited up for the Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On Friday, he released the following statement stating his decision to sit out the coming NFL season.

“While I was excited to join the Jaguars, I have made the tough decision – given the current status of COVID-19 – to opt out for the 2020 season. The health and safety of my family has always been the most important thing in my life. I love the game of football and will be rooting hard for my teammates this season, and I look forward to re-joining the Jaguars in 2021.”

Woods played at LSU from 2006-2009 and appeared in 41 games during his time in Baton Rouge.