Carl Nassib tabbed CBS Sports Defensive Player of the Year
Just because his Penn State career is over doesn’t mean Carl Nassib is done racking in the accolades.
The standout defensive end earned another national award for his All-American season. Nassib was named CBS Sports’ Defensive Player of the Year. Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey earned the CBS Offensive Player of the Year.
The former walk-on led the nation in sacks — and set a Penn State single season record — despite the fact that he wasn’t at full strength for the final three games of the season.
Here’s what CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli had to say about the Penn State senior:
“Nassib came to Penn State as a preferred walk-on. Five years later, he’s leaving as the CBS Sports Defensive Player of the Year. Nassib, who was given a scholarship before the 2013 season, blew up in 2015. After having only two sacks in 22 career games the prior two years, he was given a bigger role in 2015 and took full advantage of it, finishing the season by leading the nation with 15.5 sacks (1.19 sacks per game).
Nassib also had 19.5 tackles for loss on the season, as he was a disruptive force on the Penn State defense. He did more than just rush the passer, too, as he also had an interception this season, broke up another pass and led the nation in fumbles forced with six.”
Nassib also won the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the Ted Hendricks Award and the Lombardi Award.
He’ll enter the 2016 NFL draft as one of the top defensive end prospects.