Kawann Short
Kawann  Short


East Chicago, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 315

Defensive Tackle


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2011: First team (media) and second team (coaches) All-Big Ten ... started all 13 games ... team defensive MVP ... voted co-captain by his teammates following spring drills ... finished with a career-high 54 tackles, including a team-high 17.0 for losses with 6.5 sacks ... factored in a TFL in 10 of 13 games played ... forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, had two PBUs and blocked a pair of kicks ... had two tackles, including an assisted TFL, and blocked a filed goal against Middle Tennessee on Sept. 3 ... had a career-high 11 tackles, six solo with 1.5 TFLs, a fumble forced, a fumble recovered and a PBU at Rice on Sept. 10 ... finished with five tackles, with an assisted sack and 1.5 TFLs, against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 17 ... had two unassisted tackles and blocked a field goal attempt against Notre Dame on Oct. 1 ... had four tackles, including 2.5 for loss with a sack, against Minnesota on Oct. 8 ... finished with five tackles at Penn State on Oct. 15 ... had a pair of sacks amongst 3.5 tackles for loss and six total stops against Illinois on Oct. 22 ... recorded five tackles, including 2.0 for loss, at Michigan on Oct. 29 ... had TFL and two total stops at Wisconsin on Nov. 5 ... named Walter Camp National and Big Defensive Player Of The Week after finishing 3.0 sacks and six total tackles in overtime win against Ohio State on Nov. 12 ... had three tackles, including one for loss, against Iowa on Nov. 19 ... assisted on a tackle for loss and finished with two tackles at Indiana on Nov. 26 ... had one solo tackle and a PBU in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 27.

2010: Second team All-Big Ten (media) ... finished fourth in the Big Ten in both sacks (6.0) and tackles for loss (12.5) ... led Purdue with eight passes broken up ... had 41 total tackles, including 30 solo, and blocked an extra point and a field goal ... recorded four solo tackles, including two for loss with a sack, at Notre Dame on Sept. 4 ... had two tackles, one for loss, and a PBU against Western Illinois on Sept. 11 ... finished with two assisted tackles, including a half for loss, two PBUs and a blocked extra point against Ball State on Sept. 18 ... had four tackles, three solo, two TFLs and a PBU against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a fourth-quarter field goal attempt by Northwestern on Oct. 9. Finished the game in Evanston with a season-high eight tackles, seven solo, 1.5 tackles for loss with a sack and a PBU ... had four solo tackles, a sack and a PBU against Minnesota on Oct. 16 ... finished with two tackles, 1.5 for loss, at No. 11 Ohio State on Oct. 23 ... finished with a career-high 3.0 tackles for loss with 2.0 sacks and six total tackles at Illinois on Oct. 30 ... Broke up passes against No. 7 Wisconsin on Nov. 6 and Michigan on Nov. 13 ... had four tackles, three solo, against Indiana on Nov. 27.

2009: Received team's Newcomer Award - Defense for spring practice ... named freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com ... selected to Big Ten All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... started all 12 games ... recorded 48 tackles (31 solo, 17 assists), including 4.0 for loss ... tied for second on team with two interceptions (also Torri Williams) ... had first career interception vs. Toledo on Sept. 5 ... recorded season-high nine tackles (6 solo, 3 assists) vs. Northwestern on Oct. 3 ... had two tackles for loss vs. Illinois on Oct. 24 ... came up with second interception and recovered fumble at Indiana on Nov. 21.

2008: Did not play.

High School: Three-star prospect ranked as No. 24 defensive tackle nationally and No. 6 player in Indiana by Scout.com ... selected to play in Indiana North-South All-Star Game ... totaled 85 tackles, including nine sacks, with two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts as senior ... had 80 tackles, including 15 for loss and 8.5 sacks, as junior ... coach was A.J. Rodriguez ... also played basketball and was teammate of former Purdue men's basketball player E'Twaun Moore when East Chicago won Class 4A state championship in 2007.

Personal: Given name is Kawann Arcell Short ... born Feb. 2, 1989 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... enjoys lifting weights.


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