Former Penn State Defensive Tackle Derrick Tangelo Signs with The Atlanta Falcons As An Undrafted Free Agent

By Matthew Filipovits on April 30, 2022 at 7:29 pm
Oct 2, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) and defensive tackle Fred Hansard (53) and defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo (54) sing their alma mater after a game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State won 24-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Penn State defensive tackle has signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent.

Tangelo spent just one season in Happy Valley after spending the first four years of his college career with the Duke Blue Devils. While in Durham, Tangelo started 27 games and logged 114 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks, and forced five fumbles.

With the Nittany Lions, he registered 29 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and forced one fumble. He took on a larger role than expected following the injury to PJ Mustipher - holding things together until the younger guys on the roster could begin to shoulder more of the load.

He joins fellow former Penn State transfer addition Arnold Ebiketie in Atlanta.