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One of the pleasant surprises of the 2013 season was the development and productivity of defensive end Carl Nassib. Playing in 10 games on defense and special teams, he made 11 solo stops, with 2.0 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble. Nassib is recognized as one of the squad's most relentless workers and has gained 15 pounds in the strength and conditioning program since last season. The former Malvern Prep standout will be looking to solidify his role in the highly competitive defensive end rotation and on special teams when preseason camp begins. In his first career action as a Nittany Lion, he made two tackles, including a 17-yard TFL on a bobbled punt snap, in the 2013 season-opening win over Syracuse. Nassib comes from a strong football family as his older brother, Ryan, was a starting quarterback at Syracuse University and was selected in the 2013 NFL Draft; his cousin, Joe, is a cornerback on the Orange roster and his father, Gil, played at the University of Delaware. Nassib had a grade-point average above 3.00 after the spring semester and was named to the 2013 Academic All-Big Ten team. He is among 15 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania.
2013 (Junior Season)
Nassib appeared in 10 games, recording 12 tackles (11 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss (minus-25), one sack, one forced fumble and a pass breakup. In his first career game action, Nassib registered two tackles, including a 17-yard TFL on a bobbled punt snap, in the season-opening win over Syracuse in MetLife Stadium. He produced two tackles and a pass breakup in the win over Kent State, followed by a career-best four solo tackles in the Big Ten-opener at Indiana. Nassib registered two solo tackles at No. 4 Ohio State and made one solo tackle at Minnesota. He recorded his first career sack for a loss of eight yards and forced his first career fumble in the win over Purdue. Nassib closed out the season with a quarterback hurry in the huge 31-24 win at No. 14 Wisconsin. He was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.
2012 (Sophomore Season)
Nassib made steady progress, but did not see any game action.
2011 (Freshman Season)
Nassib played for Malvern Prep under Coach Kevin Pellegrini. He played offensive tackle and defensive end. He helped lead Malvern Prep to a 7-4 record in both his junior and senior years. He was a captain on the basketball team, helping the Friars to a 24-7 record, and was a member of the track and field squad.
Full name is Carl Paul Nassib. He is the son of Gilbert and Mary Nassib. He has two brothers, Ryan and John, and two sisters, Carey and Paige. His father played football at the University of Delaware. Ryan was a standout quarterback at Syracuse and was a fourth-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft. A cousin, Joe Nassib, will be a senior defensive back for Syracuse in 2013. Nassib is a biology major and plans to go to medical school. Born April 12, 1993 in West Chester, Pa.