Nassib picks up new national honor


Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib added another honor to his standout senior season when he was selected as the CBS Sports National Defensive Player of the Year.

Penn State's Carl Nassib has picked up another major national honor.

Nassib led the NCAA in sacks (15.5) and forced fumbles (six).

Nassib became the 13th unanimous consensus All-American in program history and the 41st overall. He was also the winner of the the 46th Rotary Lombardi Award for the nation’s top lineman (offense or defense) or linebacker, the 14th Ted Hendricks Award for the nation’s top defensive end and the Lott IMPACT Trophy for the top defensive player that represent the qualities embodied by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott — integrity, maturity, performance, academics, community and tenacity.

The West Chester native was also picked as the Big Ten’s Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and earned first team All-Big Ten honors from both the coaches and media.