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Help Carl Nassib Win The Burlsworth Trophy

Senior defensive lineman Carl Nassib is having arguably the greatest single season for a Penn State defender in school history. His numbers (46 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two pass deflections, one pass breakup, one interception) are mind-boggling, and prove just how palpable his on-field impact has been for the Nittany Lions this season.

But now, Nassib is counting on fan support to help him secure an award he most certainly deserves.

Among the litany of prestigious awards Nassib is up for, the Burlsworth Trophy stands out — and for good reason. The award — won by former Nittany Lion standout Matt McGloin in 2012 — is bestowed upon the greatest player in the country who started his career as a walk-on. It’s been well documented that Nassib, who never started a single game at the high school level, started his Penn State career as a walk-on. The senior defensive end worked relentlessly to put himself in the position he’s in today, and that dedication is paying dividends.

Nassib, who currently sits in first place in Burlsworth Trophy voting ahead of Old Dominion linebacker T.J. Ricks, is counting on the support of Penn State fans across the country to help him win an award he’s more than deserving of.

Follow this link to cast your vote for Nassib, who’s ahead by roughly 300 votes as of Thursday night. Nassib’s played his heart out on the field, so it’s only right that fans repay him for his stellar season.

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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