Penn State senior DE Carl Nassib was named the 2015 recipient of the Rotary Lombardi Award. The Lombardi Award is given each year to college football's best overall lineman. Nassib joined the Nittany Lion football program as a walk-on in 2011, and started for the first time this year.
For over forty five years, the award has been presented annually to the nation’s best Division I college football lineman (offense or defense) who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi. Head coaches of NCAA FBS teams, all former winners and finalists of the Lombardi Award, and selected members of the media make up the electorate that decides the award winner.