Offensive lineman Michal Menet committed to Penn State prior to the resurgent 2016 season, the top player in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the 2016 recruiting class and a selection to the 2016 Under Armour All-American game, and having been named to the first team all-state team in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons in high school.
Menet redshirted his first season in Happy Valley, the University’s first Big Ten championship year under James Franklin. As a redshirt freshman in 2017, he saw action in 12 of the thirteen games played that season.
His redshirt sophomore season in 2018 is when Menet stepped into the spotlight, shifting to center and starting at that position in twelve games, but it wasn’t until this past season that Menet started to show the play that was promised during his recruitment.
In 2019, Menet started every game at center for the Nittany Lions and, preseason, was named a team captain and listed on the Rimington watch list. As a member of the offensive line that protected new starting quarterback Sean Clifford, Menet anchored the line and was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the media and coaches for his efforts.
Menet is headed into his final, redshirt senior year at Penn State with a ton of momentum and upside to anchor a veteran line that looks to instill new offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca’s changed offense to great affect when the 2020 season kicks off.