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Penn State's Carl Nassib Named a 2015 Sports Illustrated All-American

Ho hum. Just another honor for one of the country's best defenders.

We are running out of Carl Nassib photos very quickly.
We are running out of Carl Nassib photos very quickly.
Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Carl Nassib may have been snubbed by USA Today by being named a second team All-American as opposed to a first teamer, but picked up a different All-American honor on Thursday from Sports Illustrated. Nassib joins fellow Big Ten star, Joey Bosa, as a defense end on the 2015 Sports Illustrated All-America team.

Here's what Sports Illustrated had to say about Nassib:

The nation's leader in sacks brought down the QB 15.5 times this season and tied for second with 19.5 TFLs.

Along with the aforementioned second team honor from USA Today, Nassib has now been named an All-American by two different entities, and been awarded the Ted Hendricks Award (best defensive end) and the Lombardi Award (best college lineman/linebacker).

The former walk-on will continue his war path through award season on Thursday night, as he will hope to capture the Bednarik Award, which goes to college football's best overall defensive player. Other finalists for the Bednarik include Temple's Tyler Matakevich and Alabama's Reggie Ragland.

Other members of the Big Ten to appear on the Sports Illustrated All-America team were as follows- Jake Butt, Michigan (TE); Taylor Decker, Ohio State (T); Jack Allen, Michigan State (C); Joey Bosa, Ohio State (DE); Nassib (DE); Jourdan Lewis, Michigan (CB); Vonn Bell, Ohio State (S); Desmond King, Iowa (CB).

The Big Ten led all conferences, with eight players selected to the team.