Nassib (95) celebrates

Carl Nassib (95) celebrates after a sack during the game against Army at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Penn State defeated Army 20-14.

It’s only Week 1 in the NFL, but Monday night’s matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Baltimore Ravens is already a contender for game of the year — with a former Penn State defensive end at the forefront.

Current Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made a clutch strip sack in the final stages of overtime. The Raiders had the ball first without scoring, and Nassib helped return the ball to his team after the Ravens took possession.

Las Vegas then scored shortly after, clinching its first win of the season in huge fashion.

In Happy Valley, Nassib is known as the man who set a single season program sack record with 15.5 in 2015. For Raiders fans, he'll now be known as the man who forced the third-and-seven fumble.

Nassib made history earlier this summer, becoming the first openly gay active player in the NFL. Now, he officially made one of the biggest plays of the young 2021 season.


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