Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a series of profiles about Montana State’s recently signed football recruits. The Bobcats signed 15 players during the second signing period that culminated in February.
If the mental toughness of playing a senior year on a torn knee is any indication, Jacob Kettels will be just fine in his transition to Division I football.
The 6-foot-4, 280-pound offensive lineman from Lynden, Washington suffered a torn ACL in June before his senior year. The three-year starting left tackle did not miss a game in 2018, instead earning Washington Class 2A all-state honors and earning a spot on the all-conference team for the third straight season.
Kettels had surgery to repair the torn knee after the season. In the last few weeks, he has started running, a crucial step in his rehabilitation.
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