2009 Scouting Report: A returning starter at right guard and spirited leader of the offensive front...described by offensive line coach Tony Wise as the unit's "constant"... the 2008 season marked his collegiate debut on offense as he previously lettered at defensive tackle...a classroom standout who was named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team last year.
2008: Moved from defensive tackle to the offensive line during the spring...went on to start all 13 games at right guard...selected Pitt's Most Improved Offensive Player at the conclusion of the season...coaching staff Offensive Player of the Game for Louisville contest.
2007: Played in all 12 games at nose tackle, starting one...starting assignment (the first of his career) came at Virginia...had 13 tackles on the year...tied for second on the team with four sacks...had two tackles with a two-yard sack vs. USF...had two tackles, a seven-yard sack and a blocked field goal at Louisville...had two tackles and a 12-yard sack at Michigan State...had two stops, a forced fumble and a five-yard sack vs. Grambling.
2006: Lettered at defensive tackle as a true frosh...played in all 12 games and had 11 tackles...had a season-high three tackles and a one-yard TFL at USF...at Cincinnati had two tackles, a QB hurry and a forced fumble...H.B. Blades recovered the fumble and Pitt converted it into a field goal...also had two tackles at UCF.
High School: Dominant performer on both lines of scrimmage for state champion Franklin Regional High in 2005...named to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AAA All-State Team (first team)... as an offensive guard he helped produce a 2,000-yard rusher and compiled 60 pancake blocks...at defensive tackle he recorded over 100 tackles, including 20 for losses and 14 sacks...led Franklin Regional to a 15-1 record and its first WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA championships...in the state title game against Pottsville, he sparked the Panthers to a 23-13 victory with eight tackles and three sacks...started on both sides of the ball for three seasons...his final two years he led Franklin Regional to a combined 22-4 record (.846) and WPIAL playoff berths each season...selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Class AAA Player of the Year...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"... Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...rated the nation's No. 18 defensive tackle by Rivals.com and No. 30 by Scout.com...Rivals.com also rated him the No. 22 overall prospect in Pennsylvania... rated one of the top 40 prospects in the East Region by Scout.com...PrepStar All-East Region...played under Coach Greg Botta...Honor Roll student.
Personal: John Michael Malecki, born 5/26/88, is the son of John and Angela Malecki...has one brother... is a cousin of Steve Sciullo, a former standout offensive lineman at Marshall who played with the Indianapolis Colts (2003) and Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05)...business-marketing major.
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