Aug. 9, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Sports Illustrated has named Kawann Short a preseason All-American. It is the sixth preseason recognition for Short, having also been named to the watch lists for Lott Trophy, the Bednarik Award, the Outland Trophy, the Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award.
Short, a defensive tackle from East Chicago, Ind., enters his final season at Purdue 15th all-time in school history in tackles for loss (33.5) and sacks (12.5). He is coming off a junior year that saw him finish with career highs in tackles (54), tackles for loss (17.0) and sacks (6.5). He led Purdue in both TFLs and sacks in 2011.
The Boilermakers, who are in their sixth day of fall camp, will open the 2012 season on Sept. 1 against Eastern Kentucky at Ross-Ade Stadium.