Week 8: Isaac was in on four tackles and had one-half sack in Penn State's 20-12 road loss to Ohio State. Isaac's most meaningful play came when he assisted on a huge 3rd-and-goal tackle from inside the Lions' 1-yard-line, with Penn State trailing, 10-6. The TFL pushed the Buckeyes back to the 2-yard line, and the Penn State defense held on the next play to finish off the goal-line stand.
Week 7: Despite limited duty (20 snaps), Isaac racked up three sacks and a tackle as Penn State crushed UMass, 63-0. — JH
Week 6: DNP — Penn State had its bye.
Week 5: A productive day for Isaac, who got a sack and six pressures on Northwestern QB Ben Bryant. He was also in on two tackles and found himself targeted once in coverage (allowing a catch for five yards). — JH
Week 4: Isaac teamed with linemate Chop Robinson to harass Iowa QB McNamara in Penn State's 31-0 win. Isaac recorded a sack and a pressure, and one tackle. He also missed a tackle. — JH
Week 3: Isaac logged 34 snaps in Penn State's 30-13 victory over Illinois. As an edge rusher, Isaac made his presence felt with two QB pressures, leading a Penn State pass rush that forced four interceptions. He also recorded two solo tackles. — JH
Week 2: A quiet day for Isaac, who played 11 snaps as Penn State annihilated Delaware, 63-7. The DE prospect didn't record any stats in his limited stint. — JH
Week 1: Isaac was in on 27 snaps in the Nittany Lions' 38-15 beatdown of West Virginia. The DE made two tackles and registered two QB pressures. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (redshirt jr): Earned All-Big Ten Third-Team honors from the coaches and Honorable Mention recognition by the media...Tabbed a Phil Steele fourth-team All-Big Ten honoree...Named the team's Reid Robinson Outstanding Defensive Lineman Award winner with Chop Robinson ... Earned a spot midseason on the College Sports Communicators Comeback Player of the Year Watch List...Started all 13 games at defensive end...Recorded 28 tackles (15 solo), 11 tackles for loss (team-high), four sacks and 8 quarterback hurries...Named the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Game (Auburn, 9/17)...Finished tied for sixth in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (11)...Among defensive linemen in the Big Ten, the 11 tackles for loss were tied for third...at Purdue (9/1): Made a solo tackle...Ohio (9/10): Assisted on two tackles for loss. Added a quarterback hurry...at Auburn (9/17): Recorded a career-high three tackles for loss. Had a sack early in the fourth quarter...Northwestern (10/1): Assisted on a tackle for loss and added a quarterback hurry...at Michigan (10/15): Picked up two tackles...Minnesota (10/22): Assisted on a career-high five tackles, including a half tackle for loss...Ohio State (10/29):Assisted on one tackle...at Indiana (11/5): Recorded two tackles for loss, including one sack...Maryland (11/12): Picked up four total tackles (2 solo) and a sack...Michigan State (11/26): Posted two solo tackles, including a sack...Utah (1/2): Had two tackles for loss and matched his career high with five total tackles (4 solo).
2021 (redshirt soph): Missed the season due to injury.
2020 (true soph) : Appeared in all nine games...Finished the season with 13 tackles, 1.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries...Ohio State (10/31): Notched two tackles...Maryland (11/7): Made two stops...at Nebraska (11/14): Recorded two tackles, including one solo...Iowa (11/21): Recorded two tackles. Had one sack for a loss of 10 yards...at Michigan (11/28): Assisted on one tackle...at Rutgers (12/5): Made one solo stop...Michigan State (12/12): Assisted on a sack...Illinois (12/19): Made two tackles. Added a QB hurry.
2019 (true fr): Appeared in 11 games...Idaho (8/31): Made three stops, including one solo. Assisted on a tackle for loss...Buffalo (9/7): Assisted on two tackles...at Maryland (9/27): Recorded four tackles, including a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss. Collected the first 1.5 sacks of his career. Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter, his first career forced fumble...Purdue (10/5): Secured two tackles...Michigan (10/19): Assisted on one tackle...Rutgers (11/30): Notched two tackles.
High school: Four-time letterman for head coach Brian Ellis at Canarsie High School (Brooklyn, NY)...Was a three-time team captain...Participated in Nike’s The Opening Regional...Invited to the Boomer Game and Fugazzi Bowl...Claimed All-USA New York Defensive Player of the Year as selected by USA Today as a senior...Named All-USA New York Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Chosen as the 2018 National Football Foundation New York City Mr. Football...Selected Big 44 Defensive Player of the Year as a junior...Was a three-time all-city selection...Named team MVP twice...Racked up 88 tackles, 34 tackles for loss and 25 sacks as a senior...Set the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) and school records for sacks in a season...Posted 57 tackles, eight sacks and one safety as a junior...Recorded 53 tackles, five sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception as a sophomore...Had 12 tackles and one sack as a freshman...Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 66 overall prospect, No. 4 weakside defensive end and No. 1 recruit in New York by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 80 overall prospect, No. 9 defensive end, No. 7 player in the region and No. 1 recruit in New York by ESPN...Ranked No. 181 overall recruit, No. 5 weakside defensive end and No. 1 prospect in New York by Rivals...Lettered in track & field.
Full name is Adisa Akil Isaac...Son of Lisa and Alex Isaac...Has two brothers, Kyle Wiltshire and Y’ashua Isaac, and one sister, Tadj Isaac...Volunteered at the Penn Wortman Center...Majoring in rehabilitation and human services...Would like to find a career in sports.