Nassib Named A Finalist For The Bednarik Award
The Chuck Bednarik Award is presented annually to the best defensive collegiate football player, and Carl Nassib is on the list of this year’s finalists.
— Kris Petersen (@GoPSUKris) November 24, 2015
Nassib is up against two linebackers for the award: Reggie Ragland from the University of Alabama and Tyler Matakevich from Temple. The winner will be announced on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Nassib currently leads the nation in sacks, forced fumbles and tackles for loss.
The defensive end’s historic final season is coming to a close, and he’ll leave Penn State with its single-season sack record. Earlier this month we broke down why he should be a serious Heisman candidate. It’s worth noting Nassib had no scholarship offers and walked on during his freshman year before earning a scholarship as a sophomore.
In addition to the Bednarik award, Nassib is currently a finalist for the Lombardi Award, the Nagurski Trophy, and the Burlsworth Trophy.