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Carl Nassib
Carl  Nassib


West Chester, Pa.

High School:
Malvern Prep

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 272



H.S. Coach:
Kevin Pellegrini



Nassib Selected as CBS Sports Defensive Player of the Year

Senior defensive end led the country in sacks and forced fumbles


Lucas and Nassib Accept Invitations to Reese's Senior Bowl

Nittany Lions have had 114 participants in the Senior Bowl


Thirty Penn State Student-Athletes Graduating This Weekend

Graduates from 10 Sports; Nittany Lion Football Program With 15 Graduates


Nassib Tabbed Unanimous Consensus All-American

Senior defensive end is 13th unanimous consensus All-American and 41st overall


Nassib Collects AFCA All-America First Team Honors

Senior defensive end also earns a spot on the Athlon Sports All-America first team


Penn State 29, Indiana 7

Check out the photo gallery from the Penn State football game against Indiana.


Penn State 27, Buffalo 14

True freshmen Brandon Polk and Saquon Barkley each ran for touchdowns in the win over Buffalo.


Temple 27, Penn State 10

Penn State falls to Temple.


Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16

Penn State Football vs. Purdue 11/16


Members of the Football Team Volunteer at Special Olympics PA Bowling

Members of the Football Team Volunteer at Special Olympics PA Bowling

  • Nassib, who arrived on campus as a preferred walk-on, is recognized as one of the squad's most tireless workers and is a standout in the strength and conditioning program and on the practice field. l He was rewarded with a scholarship prior to the 2013 season.
  • He continued to progress as a player during the 2014 season and will be among the leading candidates to earn a starting spot at defensive end after losing two starters, Brad Bars and C.J. Olaniyan, to graduation and the departure of Deion Barnes to the NFL.
  • He exerts full effort on each snap and played the most snaps of any returning Penn State defensive end, seeing time on defense and as a mainstay on special teams.
  • Nassib comes from a strong football family. His older brother, Ryan, was a starting quarterback at Syracuse University and was selected in the 2013 NFL Draft; his cousin, Joe, was a cornerback on the Orange roster from 2011-14 and his father, Gil, played at the University of Delaware.
  • Nassib is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and is on schedule to graduate with his degree in biology in December, doing so in 3.5 years.
  • Is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season
    Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career. Season: Appeared in all 13 games on defense and special teams...Made seven tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss (minus-22), one sack (minus-5), one forced fumble and one pass breakup. Akron (9/6): Recorded two stops, including a half-sack. At Rutgers (9/13): Made one tackle. Ohio State (10/25): Made one stop...His lone tackle was a TFL (minus-six) late in the third quarter that helped the Nittany Lions rally in the double-overtime thriller. Maryland (11/1): Registered one tackle...Combined with Tyrone Smith for a third-quarter sack. At Indiana (11/8): Made one tackle, a 10-yard tackle for loss...Moved his streak to three straight games with a TFL...Also forced a fumble...Helped boost a defense that held the then-nation's leading rusher, Tevin Coleman, to just 71 yards...Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Broke up one pass...Helped limit Temple to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Combined with Jason Cabinda for a TFL...Was a part of a defensive effort that held the Illini to just 68 rushing yards and two-of-16 on third down conversions.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season
    Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in 10 games...Recorded 12 tackles (11 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss (minus-25), one sack, one forced fumble and a pass breakup. Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut in MetLife Stadium...Registered two tackles...Posted his first career tackle for loss, a 17-yard TFL on a bobbled punt snap. Kent State (9/21): Notched two tackles...Added one pass breakup. At Indiana (10/5): Logged a career-best four solo tackles in the Big Ten-opener. At Ohio State (10/26): Registered two solo tackles. At Minnesota (11/9): Made one solo tackle. Purdue (11/16): Recorded his first career sack for a loss of eight yards...Forced his first career fumble. At Wisconsin (11/30): Tallied a quarterback hurry.

    ➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
    Did not see any game action.

    ➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Redshirt season.

    ➤ High School
    A three-year letterman for head coach Kevin Pellegrini at Malvern Prep...Played offensive tackle and defensive end...Helped lead Malvern Prep to a 7-4 record in both his junior and senior years...Also lettered twice in basketball and three times in track and field...Selected team captain in basketball, helping the Friars to a 24-7 record as a senior.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Carl Paul Nassib...Son of Gilbert and Mary Nassib...Has two brothers, Ryan and John, and two sisters, Carey and Paige...Father played football at the University of Delaware...Brother, Ryan, was a standout quarterback at Syracuse and was a fourth-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft...Cousin, Joe Nassib, was a defensive back for Syracuse...Is slated to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in biology...Plans to go to medical school...Born April 12, 1993 in West Chester, Pa.

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