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Bates and Gonzalez named co-presidents of Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter
Season: Appeared in 12 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017.
Akron (9/2): Made his collegiate debut...Appeared on special teams and offense. Georgia State (9/16): Appeared on special teams and offense. at Iowa (9/23): Saw time on special teams. Indiana (9/30): Appeared on special teams. at Northwestern (10/7): Saw time on special teams. Michigan (10/21): Appeared on special teams. at Ohio State (10/28): Appeared on special teams. at Michigan State (11/4): Saw time on special teams. Rutgers (11/11): Appeared on special teams. Nebraska (11/18): Appeared on special teams. at Maryland (11/25): Appeared on offense and special teams. vs. Washington (12/30): Saw time on special teams.
➤ 2016 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Four-year letterman for head coach Matt Bauer at Exeter Township Senior High School...Was a two-time team captain...Helped the Eagles to the Berks Inter-County Football Conference title in 2015 with an 11-1 record...Selected to the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game...Earned first-team All-State AAAA honors following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Selected as the Berks Inter-County Football Conference Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and a senior...Earned Conference Most Valuable Player honors as a senior...Three-time Berks Inter-County Football Conference first-team All-League selection (2013, 2014, 2015)...Selected to the MaxPreps Junior All-American Team in 2014...Named the PA Preps Underclassman Offensive Lineman MVP in 2014...Played on both sides of the ball for the Eagles...Registered 75 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two blocked punts in 2015...Totaled 71 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior...Posted 74 tackles, 11.5 sacks and a fumble recovery as a sophomore...Ranked as a five-star recruit by Scout and 247Sports and a four-start recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as a top-100 recruit nationally, a top-five recruit in the state of Pennsylvania and a top-two recruit on the offensive line by the four major recruiting services...Rated 58th in the ESPN300...Ranked as the No. 2 offensive guard in the country and No. 2 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania and the No. 2 tackle in the nation by Scout...Rated No. 1 among offensive guards in the country and No. 2 among overall prospects in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 5 offensive guard nationally by Rivals...Also earned three letters in basketball...Earned all-conference basketball honors as a sophomore and junior...Made the All-Academic team four consecutive years.
Full name is Michal James Menet...Son of Sherry Graffius and Brian Menet...Has two brothers, Christian Menet and Joseph Schlaffer...Would like to major in business or engineering...Born August 8, 1997 in Reading, Pennsylvania.