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Carl Nassib Drafted No. 65 Overall By The Cleveland Browns

Carl Nassib, welcome to Cleveland.

Nassib came to Penn State as a walk-on in 2011. He surprisingly made his rise as one of the stars of the team in his fifth year year — his first year as a starter. The Pennsylvania native started all 13 games and recorded a Penn State record and NCAA-leading 15.5 sacks during the season. The season even earned a backtracking from his former coach Bill O’Brien, who said Nassib “proved me wrong.”

The stellar senior season landed Nassib a number of accolades including First Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and AP First Team All-American. Possibly the most prestigious award he won, the Lombardi Trophy, was awarded to him as the nation’s top lineman.

Nassib showed scouts his abilities at the Senior Bowl practice despite not playing due to a minor undisclosed injury. He continued to have impressive outings at the NFL Combine and Penn State’s Pro Day.

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Steve Connelly

Unfortunately, former editor Steve Connelly has graduated. Where is he now? He might be doing something related to that PR degree he got in 2019. Maybe he finally opened that sports bar named after one of his photos, the Blurry Zamboni. Or he might just be eating chicken tenders and couch surfing. Anything’s possible. If you really want to know, follow him on Twitter @slc2o.

Penn State Football Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz Officially Hired By Duke

Diaz served at the helm of Penn State’s defense from 2022 to 2023.

‘My School Disgusts Me’: Penn State Fans Heartbroken By Manny Diaz’s Reported Departure For Duke

There were a lot of Penn State fans who took to Twitter when Manny Diaz’s departure was announced. The consensus? They’ll miss him.

Report: Duke Hires Penn State Football Defensive Coordinator Manny Diaz As Head Coach

Diaz led the Nittany Lions to a No. 1 total defense ranking with 3.91 yards per play.

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