|No. 94 – Las Vegas Raiders|
|Born:||April 12, 1993|
West Chester, Pennsylvania
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Malvern Preparatory School|
|NFL Draft:||2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Carl Paul Nassib (born April 12, 1993) is an American football defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions, earning unanimous All-American honors as a senior in 2015. Nassib was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Nassib was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He attended Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, where he was a three-year letterman in football. He played as an offensive tackle and defensive end. He helped lead the team to a 7–4 record in his junior and senior years. Nassib also lettered twice in basketball as well as three times in track and field. As a senior, he was selected team captain in basketball, helping lead the Friars to a 24–7 record.
Nassib enrolled at Pennsylvania State University and made the Penn State Nittany Lions football team as a walk-on in 2011. After not playing his first two years, he played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2013, during coach Bill O'Brien's second and final season with the team. Nassib recorded 12 tackles and one sack. As a junior, he appeared in all 13 games and had seven tackles and one sack. He became a starter for the first time his senior year in 2015. Nassib reached 10 sacks in only six games to start the year.
Nassib was named a unanimous All-American and the Big Ten's Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year for 2015. He won the Hendricks Award for the nation's top defensive end, and was also given the Lombardi Award for being the best college football lineman or linebacker. Nassib was also a finalist for several other awards, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the award given to the best defensive player in the country, along with the Burlsworth Trophy given to the nation's best player who started their career as a walk-on.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||20-yard shuttle||Three-cone drill||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Bench press|
|6 ft 6+7⁄8 in
|4.84 s||4.37 s||7.27 s||28.5 in
|9 ft 6 in
|All values from NFL Combine,|
Nassib was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft with the 65th pick. On June 28, Nassib signed a four-year contract worth about $3.2 million, with signing bonus worth approximately $890,000.
In his first game as a professional, against the Philadelphia Eagles, Nassib recorded one sack, three tackles, and one deflected pass, and earned a nomination for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. He played in 14 games as a rookie and became a starter in 2017.
Nassib was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2018.
On September 3, 2018, Nassib was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He set career highs in both sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (12) in 2018, both higher than his career totals in both categories going into the season. In two seasons with the Buccaneers, he started 17 games and totaled 12+1⁄2 sacks.
On June 21, 2021, during Pride Month, Nassib released a statement on his Instagram account stating that he is gay, becoming the first active NFL player to come out publicly. In the statement, he pledged to donate $100,000 to The Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention among LGBTQ youth, and to continue to champion their work. He received public support from the NFL, Raiders, Penn State, and current and former athletes. That day, jerseys and T-shirts with his name were the top sellers among all NFL players at Fanatics, the league's sales partner.
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