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Carl Nassib voted 2016 Maurice Bassett award winner

Carl Nassib has been turning heads all throughout the Browns preseason.

The rookie defensive lineman received appropriate recognition Wednesday as he was voted the winner of the Maurice Bassett award, which is given to the team's most outstanding rookie in training camp as voted by the local media.

Nassib, whom the Browns drafted in the third round in an effort to bolster their pass rush, has totaled four tackles, two sacks and a pass deflection through three games. He also forced a fumble and subsequently recovered it against the Falcons two weeks ago.

​Nassib, the former Penn State standout and 2015 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, totaled 15.5 sacks and 19.5 tackles-for-loss last season.

The honor, which began in 1985 in honor of former Browns running back Maurice Bassett, has also been given to third-year outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (2014) and second-year nose tackle Danny Shelton (2015).

Wide receiver Corey Coleman and outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah also received votes. The Browns host the Bears Thursday night in their preseason finale at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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