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John Nassib
Player Profile:
John Nassib 1871863
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 265
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Chester, Pa.
High School: Malvern Prep
Major: Finance
Experience: 3 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad as a senior defensive end • projected to be top backup to All-Colonial Athletic Association selection Blaine Woodson at right tackle spot in Delaware's new 3-4 alignment •
has great size, moves well, and has a nose for the football • at 6-7 is a disruptive force knocking down passes at the line of scrimmage • has played in 34 career games with 11 starts and recorded 44 tackles (18 solo), 3.5 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, and 10 pass breakups. 

Played a key role on Delaware defensive front for the third straight season • started all 11 games at defensive end • recorded 28 tackles, including 15 solo stops • also had 4.5 tackles for loss (six yards), forced a fumble, intercepted first career pass (vs. Delaware State in season opener), and added two pass breakups • recorded a career-high seven tackles vs. Wake Forest • had five stops in season finale vs. Villanova • broke up passes against Lafayette and Stony Brook • part of defense that ranked No. 6 in the CAA in total defense (349.7 yards allowed per game) • served as game captain vs. William & Mary • named to CAA Academic All-Conference team • had four tackles - two for loss - in the Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Continued to be a disruptive player on the Delaware defensive front from the end position • played in all 11 games and earned his first career start vs. North Carolina • saw extensive action off the bench and recorded nine tackles (three solo), two sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, and four pass breakups • matched a career-high with two tackles in each of the first four games of the season • had sacks vs. Lafayette and James Madison and knocked down passes at the line of scrimmage vs. Lafayette, Villanova, North Carolina, and New Hampshire • forced fumbles vs. Lafayette and JMU • led a unit that ranked No. 5 in the CAA and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in both rushing defense (123.5/17th in NCAA) and scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA)member of CAA Academic All-Conference team • had a pass breakup in the Blue-White Spring Game.

One of nine true freshmen to see action on defense for the Blue Hens and one of two defensive linemen • saw significant time in all 12 games as a backup defensive end • recorded seven tackles, including season-high two vs. Albany • had three pass breakups at the line of scrimmage • member of CAA Academic All-Conference team • one of two Malvern Prep products in the 2014 freshman recruiting class, joining wide receiver Troy Gallen.  

Four-year starter in football at defensive end and tight end at Malvern Prep for head coach Kevin Pellegrini, who succeeded legendary Malvern head coach and former Delaware football standout Gamp Pellegrini • team captain • earned first team All-Inter Ac league and first team all-area honors as a senior • team won Inter-Ac titles in 2011 (9-2) and 2013 (8-2) • three-year starter in basketball • led team to 27-3 record and league title in 2012.

John Paul Nassib (“nass-ib”) • honor student as a finance major at Delaware • born Dec. 10, 1995 • son of Gil and Mary Nassib • has two sisters and two brothers • older brother, Ryan Nassib, was a standout quarterback at Syracuse, was a fourth round NFL draft pick in 2013 by the New York Giants, and currently serves as the Giants' backup • brother, Carl, was a walk-on defensive end at Penn State who went on to earn All-American honors in 2015 and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft • father, Gil, played tight end at Delaware in 1977-79 and was a member of the Blue Hens' 1979 NCAA Division II national championship team under Tubby Raymond.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2016 11/11   28 (13) 0-0/4.5-6  0/1 1/3
2015 11/1 9 (3) 3.5-20 / 2-14 0/2 0/4
2014 12/0 7 (2)
0-0 / 0-0 0/0 0/3
TOTALS 34/12 44 (18)
3.5-20 / 6.5-20

Tackles: 7 vs. Wake Forest, 2016

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