Carl Nassib, who became the first openly gay player to ever log time in a regular season NFL game in 2021, is retiring from pro football after seven seasons in The League.
The 30-year-old pass rusher announced the news in a lengthy post on his Instagram page on Wednesday, saying that he’s officially calling it quits in order to focus on his business endeavors.
He’s also heavily involved in gender ideology-pushing charitable activities and has worked with activist radical LGBTQ+ groups like The Trevor Project, which promotes child mutilation through destructive hormone blockers and “gender affirming” procedures in which young victims suffering with body-dysphmorphia encouraged by left-wing parents, can almost never reverse later in life.
Many organizations such as the Alliance Defending Freedom, have shown studies to Congress which show the devastating effects of hormone blockers on children, including many irreversible effects such as severe loss in bone density and other issues.
“This is a bittersweet moment for me,” Carl Nassib said in his post. “Football has given me more than I ever could have imagined. I can truly hang up my helmet for the last time knowing I gave it everything I had.
“It was always my dream to play in the NFL, even as a walk-on. And I really feel like the luckiest guy on the planet.”
Carl Nassib was a third-round selection of the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft, following an All-American career at Penn State. While a member of the Nittany Lions, he won both the Lombardi Award. But the hardware didn’t stop there. Nassib also nabbed the Nagurski, Lott, and Hendricks Awards, as well.
He also came from a football family. His father played at the University of Delaware, while older brother Ryan, was a quarterback at Syracuse, who also stuck around for a few seasons in the NFL.
The 6’7″, 275-pound defensive end would go on to play for the Browns, Raiders, and Bucs, with two separate stints in Tampa Bay. While never becoming a Pro Bowler or star player, Carl Nassib did play in 99 career games, recording 25.5 sacks and 187 combined tackles.
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