The Nittany Lions got more good news as it relates to their 2020 football season on Tuesday afternoon. One of the staples of the Penn State offensive line over the past three seasons, center Michal Menet, officially announced he will return for his senior season.
The note reads as follows –
I have been very blessed during my football career to have an opportunity to play at the highest level and be in this position. After discussing with my family and coaches, I have decided to return to Penn State for my senior year.
I am not ready for my time with this football family to end yet and continue to enjoy every minute with my brothers. I feel I have unfinished business to take care of, including completing my Penn State degree.
Thank you Nittany Nation for your unwavering support of our team. We still have work left to do in the 2019 season in our bowl game, but I can't wait to be back in front of our 107k strong in Beaver Stadium.
This is huge news for the Penn State offense, as Menet has emerged as the leader of the offensive line and an extremely consistent presence. A two-year starter at center, he has become an unsung hero with nary a poor snap or missed assignment over his time in Happy Valley.
His return also means another year for backup Mike Miranda to continue to gain experience at center, and another year for Juice Scruggs to continue to get back into the swing of things after being injured in a car accident earlier this year.
Menet joins tight end Pat Freiermuth in announcing their intentions to return for at least one more season, instead of jumping to the NFL Draft.