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Former Penn State DE Carl Nassib Signs One-Year Deal With Tampa Bay

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On Monday, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a one-year deal with former Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib.

Nassib returns to the Buccaneers, who he played for from 2018-19, where in 2018 he recorded a career-high 6.5 sacks. He was drafted in the third round, No. 65 overall by the Cleveland Browns.

In March 2020, Nassib signed a three-year, $25 million contract with $16.75 million guaranteed. Nassib became the first active player to publicly come out as gay when he came out on an Instagram post during Pride Month. During his statement, he pledged $100,000 to the Trevor Project, an organization designed for crisis intervention and suicide prevention.

Last season, Nassib became the first openly gay player to play in a game when he play in an NFL game on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. During that game, he strip-sacked Lamar Jackson in overtime to set up the Raiders on their game-winning touchdown.

At Penn State, Nassib only started one year, but set a school record when he recorded 15.5 sacks and forced six fumbles. Nassib was named a Consensus first-team All-American, won the Lombardi Award, Ted Hendricks Award, Lott IMPACT trophy, and CBS National Defensive Player of the Year.

Nassib joins fellow former Nittany Lions wide receiver Chris Godwin and offensive tackle Donavan Smith in Tampa.

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