At Columbia: Smart player who has excellent grasp of the blocking schemes ... returns as starting center ... “He can be a leader of the offensive line and a leader of our team,” Coach Wilson says. “He has to come back stronger and playing more physically.”
2006: Started all 10 games ... posted one tackle vs. Harvard.
2005: Played all 10 games with nine starts.
2004: Played in Penn game.
At North Penn High: Second-team all-league, all-area, and all-Southeastern Pa. as a senior ... two letters as a center ... team was PIAA AAAA state champions at 15-0 in 2003 ... also Suburban 1 League and District 1 champs.
Personal: Neuroscience and behavior major ... plans to attend medical school ... interned with Dr. William Levine, Columbia Athletics’ team physician, in the Center for Orthopaedic Research at Columbia Medical Center in summer of 2007 ... enjoys paintball, reading and skiing ... Michael Juang Partain, b. 10/15/85 in Abington, Pa.