Nassib named 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award Winner

Evan Hays: Sports Editor
Staff Writer

Carl Nassib, defensive end from Penn State University, has been named the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award winner. The Rotary Club of Houston made the announcement Wednesday night at the Revention Music Center in front of a crowd of over 1200 audience members.

Nassib, a walk on at Penn State, did not ever start a game in high school or at the collegiate level until the game one of the 2015 season against the Temple Owls. Carl went on to record a sack in 10 consecutive games this season, which is the record at Penn State since the NCAA recognized the "sack" as an official statistic in 2000. Nassib finished the season as the leader in FBS forced fumbles (.60), sacks (1.55 spg), and tackles for a loss (2.0 tflpg). For over forty-six years, the Rotary Lombardi Award has been presented annually to the nation’s best Division I college football lineman or linebacker (offense or defense) who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi.

Carl Nassib is slated to graduate from Penn State University in December 2015 with a degree in biology, and plans to attend medical school.