|Is||American football player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||12 April 1993, West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA|
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 at Penn State and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 2021, Nassib became the first active NFL player to publicly come out as gay.
Nassib attended Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, where he was a three-year letterman in football. He played as an offensive tackle and defensive end. He helped lead Malvern Prep to a 7–4 record in his junior and senior years. Nassib also lettered twice in basketball and 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 and an Inter-Ac Championship.
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, Nassib played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2013. He 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 the Big Ten Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year for 2015, was presented with the Hendricks Award for the nation's top defensive end, and 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. USA Today honored Nassib as a Second-Team All-American.
|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.
Nassib was waived by the Browns on September 2, 2018.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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.
Las Vegas Raiders
On March 27, 2020, Nassib signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.
In Week 10 against the Denver Broncos, Nassib recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Drew Lock during the 37–12 win.
Carl is the son of Mary and Gilbert Nassib. His father played college football at the University of Delaware. He has four siblings: two brothers, John and Ryan, and two sisters, Carey and Paige. Ryan, who is three years older, played college football for Syracuse University and was a quarterback in the NFL and is currently a free agent.
On June 21, 2021, 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.