Defensive end Carl Nassib lands on Forbes 2022 list
After impacting the world of sports with his coming out announcement back in June, the Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib lands on Forbes 30 Under 30 for the 2022 year. Nassib, 28, is getting the recognition he deserves with the honor and we are very proud of him here at Raiders One. Let’s go Nassib!
Carl Nassib was the first active NFL player to come out publicly as gay. His decision to make the announcement in Pride Month earlier this year during the offseason influenced and inspired countless numbers of people in the LGBTQ community as well as those outside who felt the outstanding impact of his message and actions.
That day, Nassib also donated $100,000 to The Trevor Project, an American nonprofit LGBTQ organization. Fans, teammates, and athletes even outside the NFL joined in the celebration of Nassib. His jersey sales soared shortly after and became the top seller on Fanatics.
“I was definitely surprised by the big reaction. It was incredible,” said Nassib back in August. “I thought nobody would care, but it was just such a good feeling to have all the support. I was glad I could do my part to help bring visibility and representation to my community.”
With contributions to the LGBTQ community, Carl Nassib lands on Forbes 30 Under 30 list as a highlighted young professional who has achieved a high level of success both in and outside of the football field. The annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list is grouped into 20 categories and Nassib is included in the list’s sports section. Carl Nassib lands on Forbes list along with other sports figures that include U.S. Olympic champion gymnast Sunisa Lee and Toronto Blue Jays first baseman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The West Chester, Pennsylvania native and Penn State product Carl Nassib was an Unanimous All-American in 2015 as a Nittany Lion playing defensive end. He was drafted in the third-round in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns with the 65th pick. In 2018, he was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and ended up starting 17 games in two seasons with 12.5 sacks.
In March of 2020, Nassib signed a three-year $25 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. The defensive end joins Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott as one of two NFL players to ever make the Forbes 30 Under 30. Carl Nassib lands on Forbes 30 Under 30 with the humble support for his community and sport and we will continue to support him on and off the field. Take a look at his Forbes 30 Under 30 profile here.