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Kawann Short
DT #99
Height:
6-3
Weight:
315
Age:
27
College:
Purdue
Hometown:
East Chicago, Ind.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015):

TCKL
55
SCK
11.0
FF
3
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 124 74 50 16.0 0 7 0 0 -- 0 0 5 5
2015 CAR 16 16 55 36 19 11.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 3 2
2014 CAR 16 9 39 20 19 3.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
2013 CAR 16 0 30 18 12 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @JAC W 20-9 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 HOU W 24-17 3 0 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 NO W 27-22 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @TB W 37-23 5 3 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @SEA W 27-23 6 3 3 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 PHI W 27-16 8 6 2 3.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
8 IND W 29-26 2 0 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 GB W 37-29 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @TEN W 27-10 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
11 WAS W 44-16 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @DAL W 33-14 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @NO W 41-38 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 ATL W 38-0 3 3 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
15 @NYG W 38-35 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @ATL L 13-20 7 7 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 TB W 38-10 2 0 2 0.0 -- 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 (48/25) [6/5]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (16/9) [2/2]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0].

2015
Started a career-high 16 games for Carolina…Led the Panthers with a career-high 11.0 sacks, the most by a defensive tackle in team history, surpassing the 7.0 by Kris Jenkins in 2002…11.0 sacks tied for the NFL lead among defensive tackles…Had four games with two or more sacks, second most in the NFL behind five by Houston's J.J. Watt…Ranked first on the team with 32 quarterback pressures…Tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries and tied for second with a career-high three forced fumbles…Posted career-highs with 51 tackles and six passes defensed…Contributed to unit that ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense and scoring defense…POSTSEASON: Started at defensive tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Recorded six tackles, two sacks, six quarterback pressures and one forced fumble…HONORS: AP All-Pro Second-Team; Pro Bowl; PFWA All-NFC…PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October and December…Became the first player in franchise history to win multiple Player of the Month Awards in a season…Became the first player to win multiple NFC Defensive Player of the Month Awards in a season since Green Bay's Charles Woodson in 2009 (September, November, December)…Became the first defensive tackle in team history to be named Defensive Player of the Month…Joined Julius Peppers (three times) and Mike Rucker (twice) as the only Panthers defensive linemen to be named Defensive Player of the Month…In October, had five sacks, eight quarterback pressures, 17 tackles, four passes defensed and one forced fumble as the Panthers posted a 3-0 record…Five sacks were the most by a defensive tackle and tied for the second most in the NFL during the month…In December, had five sacks, seven quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 14 tackles as Carolina went 4-1…Five sacks led all defensive tackles and two forced fumbles tied for the most...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned first career NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 6 at Seattle (10/18)…Recorded two sacks, six tackles, two quarterback pressures and one pass defensed in the Panthers' 27-23 win…Became the first defensive tackle in team history to be named Player of the Week…At Seattle (10/18): Recorded first career multi-sack game, victimizing Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for two sacks…Sacked Wilson for losses of six yards and three yards, with both sacks occurring on third downs to end drives and force punts…Vs. Philadelphia (10/25): Recorded second career multi-sack game with a career-high three sacks…Marked the most sacks by a Panthers player since Greg Hardy recorded four at Atlanta (12/29/13)…Dropped Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford for losses of seven, nine and six yards…Forced a fumble by Bradford on third sack…Added a career-high seven tackles…Vs. Green Bay (11/8): Caged Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a nine-yard sack…Pressured Rodgers on fourth-and-4 from the Carolina four-yard line, forcing a throw that linebacker Thomas Davis intercepted to end a scoring threat and clinch victory…At Tennessee (11/5): Recovered a fumble by Titans running back Dexter McCluster…At New Orleans (12/6): Sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a nine-yard loss…Vs. Atlanta (12/13): Recorded third career multi-sack game, notching two strip-sacks of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and recovering one fumble… Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers pitched the seventh shutout in franchise history in 38-0 win and tied the largest margin of victory…At Atlanta (12/27): Recorded fourth career multi-sack game…Dropped Ryan for losses of seven and three yards…NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/17): Pressured Wilson on Seattle's second play from scrimmage, forcing a throw that linebacker Luke Kuechly intercepted and returned 14 yards for a touchdown…Sacked Wilson for a 10-yard loss…NFC Championship vs. Arizona (1/24): Generated a three-yard sack of Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer and forced fumble on the same play.

2014
Played in 16 games with starts in the last nine at defensive tackle for Carolina...Posted career highs of 38 tackles and 3.5 sacks...Registered 12 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded four tackles, one sack and one quarterback pressure...Vs. Chicago (10/5): Recovered a fumble by Bears running back Matt Forte to set up the game-winning touchdown...Sealed win with a six-yard sack and forced fumble of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler with 1:06 remaining...At Cincinnati (10/12): Equaled career high with six tackles...Vs. Seattle (10/26): Made first NFL start...At New Orleans (12/7): Sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a two-yard loss...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/14): Fell on a fumble by Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown...Takeaway converted into a touchdown...Vs. Cleveland (12/21): Brought down Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer for a seven-yard sack...At Atlanta (12/28): Combined with linebacker Thomas Davis to sack Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a nine-yard loss as part of a season-high six-sack effort by the Panthers, who allowed a season-low three points and yielded a season-low two rushing first downs...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Sacked Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley for a six-yard loss...Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78.

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 (48/25) [6/5]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (16/9) [2/2]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0].

2015
Started a career-high 16 games for Carolina…Led the Panthers with a career-high 11.0 sacks, the most by a defensive tackle in team history, surpassing the 7.0 by Kris Jenkins in 2002…11.0 sacks tied for the NFL lead among defensive tackles…Had four games with two or more sacks, second most in the NFL behind five by Houston's J.J. Watt…Ranked first on the team with 32 quarterback pressures…Tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries and tied for second with a career-high three forced fumbles…Posted career-highs with 51 tackles and six passes defensed…Contributed to unit that ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense and scoring defense…POSTSEASON: Started at defensive tackle in NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Recorded six tackles, two sacks, six quarterback pressures and one forced fumble…HONORS: AP All-Pro Second-Team; Pro Bowl; PFWA All-NFC…PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October and December…Became the first player in franchise history to win multiple Player of the Month Awards in a season…Became the first player to win multiple NFC Defensive Player of the Month Awards in a season since Green Bay's Charles Woodson in 2009 (September, November, December)…Became the first defensive tackle in team history to be named Defensive Player of the Month…Joined Julius Peppers (three times) and Mike Rucker (twice) as the only Panthers defensive linemen to be named Defensive Player of the Month…In October, had five sacks, eight quarterback pressures, 17 tackles, four passes defensed and one forced fumble as the Panthers posted a 3-0 record…Five sacks were the most by a defensive tackle and tied for the second most in the NFL during the month…In December, had five sacks, seven quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 14 tackles as Carolina went 4-1…Five sacks led all defensive tackles and two forced fumbles tied for the most...PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned first career NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 6 at Seattle (10/18)…Recorded two sacks, six tackles, two quarterback pressures and one pass defensed in the Panthers' 27-23 win…Became the first defensive tackle in team history to be named Player of the Week…At Seattle (10/18): Recorded first career multi-sack game, victimizing Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for two sacks…Sacked Wilson for losses of six yards and three yards, with both sacks occurring on third downs to end drives and force punts…Vs. Philadelphia (10/25): Recorded second career multi-sack game with a career-high three sacks…Marked the most sacks by a Panthers player since Greg Hardy recorded four at Atlanta (12/29/13)…Dropped Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford for losses of seven, nine and six yards…Forced a fumble by Bradford on third sack…Added a career-high seven tackles…Vs. Green Bay (11/8): Caged Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a nine-yard sack…Pressured Rodgers on fourth-and-4 from the Carolina four-yard line, forcing a throw that linebacker Thomas Davis intercepted to end a scoring threat and clinch victory…At Tennessee (11/5): Recovered a fumble by Titans running back Dexter McCluster…At New Orleans (12/6): Sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a nine-yard loss…Vs. Atlanta (12/13): Recorded third career multi-sack game, notching two strip-sacks of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and recovering one fumble… Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers pitched the seventh shutout in franchise history in 38-0 win and tied the largest margin of victory…At Atlanta (12/27): Recorded fourth career multi-sack game…Dropped Ryan for losses of seven and three yards…NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/17): Pressured Wilson on Seattle's second play from scrimmage, forcing a throw that linebacker Luke Kuechly intercepted and returned 14 yards for a touchdown…Sacked Wilson for a 10-yard loss…NFC Championship vs. Arizona (1/24): Generated a three-yard sack of Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer and forced fumble on the same play.

2014
Played in 16 games with starts in the last nine at defensive tackle for Carolina...Posted career highs of 38 tackles and 3.5 sacks...Registered 12 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and three passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded four tackles, one sack and one quarterback pressure...Vs. Chicago (10/5): Recovered a fumble by Bears running back Matt Forte to set up the game-winning touchdown...Sealed win with a six-yard sack and forced fumble of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler with 1:06 remaining...At Cincinnati (10/12): Equaled career high with six tackles...Vs. Seattle (10/26): Made first NFL start...At New Orleans (12/7): Sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees for a two-yard loss...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/14): Fell on a fumble by Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown...Takeaway converted into a touchdown...Vs. Cleveland (12/21): Brought down Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer for a seven-yard sack...At Atlanta (12/28): Combined with linebacker Thomas Davis to sack Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a nine-yard loss as part of a season-high six-sack effort by the Panthers, who allowed a season-low three points and yielded a season-low two rushing first downs...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Sacked Cardinals quarterback Ryan Lindley for a six-yard loss...Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78.

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.