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Kawann Short
DT #99
Height:
6-3
Weight:
315
Age:
25
College:
Purdue
Hometown:
East Chicago, Ind.
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
25
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 55 31 24 2.5 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2014 CAR 9 2 25 13 12 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 CAR 16 0 30 18 12 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TB W 20-14 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET W 24-7 3 0 3 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT L 19-37 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @BAL L 10-38 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 CHI W 31-24 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
6 @CIN L 37-37 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @GB L 17-38 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 SEA L 9-13 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 NO L 10-28 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the second round (44th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/26/13).

GP/GS
Career (16/0) [1/0]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0].

2013
Selected in the second round (44th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 16 games...Posted 33 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Tied for second on the team with 21 quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded six tackles and one quarterback pressure...HONORS: PFWA All-Rookie...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, dropping him for a five-yard loss...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...At Arizona (10/6): Combined with defensive end Mario Addison to sack Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer for an eight-yard loss...Gathered a career-high six tackles...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Recovered a fumble by Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens...Vs. New England (11/18): Forced a fumble by Patriots running back Stevan Ridley to thwart Patriots drive in the red zone...Takeaway resulted in a field goal.

COLLEGE
Started all 50 games played at Purdue...Powerful three-down defensive tackle strong against the run and possesses variety of pass-rush moves...Gathered 186 tackles, 49 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed...Ranks third in school history for the most tackles for loss and sacks by a defensive tackle...Blocked a school-record eight kicks, including six field goals...2012 (Sr.): Second-team All-American...First-team All-Big Ten Conference selection...Started 13 games...Led the Boilermakers for the second consecutive season with seven sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss...Posted 43 tackles, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed...2011 (Jr.): Second-team All-Big Ten Conference choice...Named the team's defensive most valuable player...Started 13 games...Paced the Boilermakers with 6.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss, the most by a Purdue defensive tackle since 1992...Registered 54 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...2010 (So.): Started 12 games...Finished second on the team with six sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss to go along with 41 tackles...Became the first defensive tackle in school history to lead the team in passes defensed with eight...2009 (Fr.): Freshman All-American by College Football News...Big Ten Conference All-Freshman by The Sporting News...Earned the team's newcomer award...Started 12 games...Notched 48 tackles, four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and one pass defensed...2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Central HS in East Chicago, Ind....Majored in organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue...First name is pronounced KAY-won.

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the second round (44th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/26/13).

GP/GS
Career (16/0) [1/0]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0].

2013
Selected in the second round (44th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 16 games...Posted 33 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Tied for second on the team with 21 quarterback pressures...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded six tackles and one quarterback pressure...HONORS: PFWA All-Rookie...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Victimized Giants quarterback Eli Manning for first career sack, dropping him for a five-yard loss...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...At Arizona (10/6): Combined with defensive end Mario Addison to sack Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer for an eight-yard loss...Gathered a career-high six tackles...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Recovered a fumble by Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens...Vs. New England (11/18): Forced a fumble by Patriots running back Stevan Ridley to thwart Patriots drive in the red zone...Takeaway resulted in a field goal.

COLLEGE
Started all 50 games played at Purdue...Powerful three-down defensive tackle strong against the run and possesses variety of pass-rush moves...Gathered 186 tackles, 49 tackles for loss, 19.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 15 passes defensed...Ranks third in school history for the most tackles for loss and sacks by a defensive tackle...Blocked a school-record eight kicks, including six field goals...2012 (Sr.): Second-team All-American...First-team All-Big Ten Conference selection...Started 13 games...Led the Boilermakers for the second consecutive season with seven sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss...Posted 43 tackles, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed...2011 (Jr.): Second-team All-Big Ten Conference choice...Named the team's defensive most valuable player...Started 13 games...Paced the Boilermakers with 6.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss, the most by a Purdue defensive tackle since 1992...Registered 54 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...2010 (So.): Started 12 games...Finished second on the team with six sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss to go along with 41 tackles...Became the first defensive tackle in school history to lead the team in passes defensed with eight...2009 (Fr.): Freshman All-American by College Football News...Big Ten Conference All-Freshman by The Sporting News...Earned the team's newcomer award...Started 12 games...Notched 48 tackles, four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, two interceptions and one pass defensed...2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Central HS in East Chicago, Ind....Majored in organizational leadership and supervision at Purdue...First name is pronounced KAY-won.

 

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