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Kawann Short
DT #99
Height:
6-3
Weight:
315
Age:
29
College:
Purdue
Hometown:
East Chicago, Ind.
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
49
SCK
7.5
FF
2
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 228 131 97 29.5 0 11 0 0 -- 0 0 8 6
2017 CAR 16 16 49 27 22 7.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2016 CAR 16 16 55 30 25 6.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
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 @SF W 23-3 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 BUF W 9-3 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 NO L 13-34 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @NE W 33-30 2 1 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DET W 27-24 3 3 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
6 PHI L 23-28 4 0 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
7 @CHI L 3-17 3 2 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @TB W 17-3 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 ATL W 20-17 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 MIA W 45-21 7 1 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @NYJ W 35-27 4 1 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @NO L 21-31 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 MIN W 31-24 3 3 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 GB W 31-24 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 TB W 22-19 5 1 4 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
17 @ATL L 10-22 3 3 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

NFL RANKINGS
• Recorded 11.0 sacks in 2015, tied for the NFL lead among defensive tackles...Had four games with two or more sacks in 2015, second-most in the NFL.

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Led the Panthers with a career-high 11.0 sacks in 2015, most by a defensive tackle in team history.
• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October and December to become the first player in franchise history to win multiple Player of the Month Awards in a single season.
• Became first defensive tackle in team history to be named Defensive Player of the Month (October, December)...Became first defensive tackle in team history to be named Player of the Week (Week 6).

PRO CAREER
• Started all 16 games and one post season game for Carolina in 2017...Career-high 80 consecutive games played and 57 consecutive games started.
• Ranked third on the team with seven and a half sacks and helped Carolina rank third in the 2017 NFL regular season with 50 sacks.
• Ranked second on the team in 2017 with 29 quarterback pressures.
• Recorded seventh multi-sack career game vs. Minnesota (12/10/17).
• Started all 16 games, including 14 at defensive and two at defensive end, for Carolina in 2016...Recorded career-high 54 tackles.
• Ranked second on the team with six sacks and 23 quarterback hurries...Key contributor on a defensive unit that ranked second in the NFL with 47 sacks.
• Sacked quarterback Carson Palmer as part of an eight-sack performance by the team vs. Arizona (10/30/16)...Eight sacks tied for the second most in a single game in team history.
• Recorded fifth career multi-sack game vs. San Diego (12/11/16).
• Named to first career Pro Bowl in 2015...Selected to AP All-Pro Second Team and named PFWA All-NFC.
• Started career-high 16 games for Carolina in 2015...Started all three postseason contests, including Super Bowl 50 vs. Denver (2/7/16)...Ranked first on the team with 32 quarterback pressures and 11 sacks…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.
• Recorded first career multi-sack game, dropping Russell Wilson for two sacks at Seattle (10/18/15).
• Recorded career-high three sacks vs. Philadelphia (10/25/15)...Marked the most sacks by a Panthers player since Greg Hardy recorded four at Atlanta (12/29/13)...Added career-high seven tackles.
• 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).
• Played in 16 games, starting the last nine, for Carolina in 2014...Posted 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 in 2014...Part of defense that set an NFL record for fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78 vs. Arizona (1/3/15).
• PFWA All-Rookie selection in 2013...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 Carolina unit in 2013 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.
• Recorded first career sack vs. New York Giants (9/22/13), dropping Eli Manning 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.

HONORS
• Pro Bowl (2015)
• AP All-Pro Second Team (2015)
• PFWA All-NFC (2015)
• PFWA All-Rookie (2013)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Month (October, December)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)

TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the second round (44th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/26/13)...Designated as franchise player by Carolina (2/27/17)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (4/17/17).

GP/GS: Career (80/77) [7/6]; 2017 (16/16) [1/1]; 2016 (16/16) [0/0]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (16/9) [2/2]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0].

2017
Started all 16 games and one post season game...Finished the regular-season with seven and a half sacks and a total of 53 tackles...Recorded three post-season tackles and one sack...At San Francisco (9/10): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded two tackles and four quarterback pressures…Vs. Buffalo (9/17): Started at defensive tackle…Tallied three tackles and two quarterback pressures…At New England (10/1): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded two tackles and one sack…Notched first sack of the season, bringing down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady...At Detroit (10/8): Started at defensive tackle and recorded five tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble...Notched a strip-sack on the Lions’ first play of the second half, forcing a fumble by Quarterback Matt Stafford which was recovered by linebacker Thomas Davis…Added a second sack in the fourth quarter, dropping Stafford for a two-yard loss…Vs. Philadelphia (10/12): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded four tackles, one quarterback pressure and one fumble recovery…Recovered a fumble by Quarterback Carson Wentz, that was caused by defensive end Julius Peppers, and returned the ball 11 yards…At Chicago (10/22): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded five tackles, one sack and one quarterback pressure…Notched fourth sack of the season, bringing Bears Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky down...At Tampa Bay (10/29): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded four tackles and one quarterback pressure…Vs. Atlanta (11/5): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded three tackles and three quarterback pressures…Vs. Miami (11/3): Started at defensive end and tallied six tackles and one quarterback pressure…At New York Jets (11/26): Started at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles and two quarterback pressures...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Started at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles and two sacks, his second multi-sack of the season...Brought down Vikings Quarterback Case Keenum twice in the fourth quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Started at defensive tackle...Recorded 1.5 sacks, five tackles and one forced fumble...Credited with a strip-sack on Tampa Bay’s final offensive play of the game, knocking the ball out of Quarterback Jameis Winston’s hands...At Atlanta (12/31): Started at defensive tackle...Tallied four tackles, one pass defense and a season-best seven quarterback pressures.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Started at defensive tackle...Recorded three tackles, one sack and one quarterback pressure.

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.

NFL RANKINGS
• Recorded 11.0 sacks in 2015, tied for the NFL lead among defensive tackles...Had four games with two or more sacks in 2015, second-most in the NFL.

FRANCHISE RANKINGS
• Led the Panthers with a career-high 11.0 sacks in 2015, most by a defensive tackle in team history.
• Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October and December to become the first player in franchise history to win multiple Player of the Month Awards in a single season.
• Became first defensive tackle in team history to be named Defensive Player of the Month (October, December)...Became first defensive tackle in team history to be named Player of the Week (Week 6).

PRO CAREER
• Started all 16 games and one post season game for Carolina in 2017...Career-high 80 consecutive games played and 57 consecutive games started.
• Ranked third on the team with seven and a half sacks and helped Carolina rank third in the 2017 NFL regular season with 50 sacks.
• Ranked second on the team in 2017 with 29 quarterback pressures.
• Recorded seventh multi-sack career game vs. Minnesota (12/10/17).
• Started all 16 games, including 14 at defensive and two at defensive end, for Carolina in 2016...Recorded career-high 54 tackles.
• Ranked second on the team with six sacks and 23 quarterback hurries...Key contributor on a defensive unit that ranked second in the NFL with 47 sacks.
• Sacked quarterback Carson Palmer as part of an eight-sack performance by the team vs. Arizona (10/30/16)...Eight sacks tied for the second most in a single game in team history.
• Recorded fifth career multi-sack game vs. San Diego (12/11/16).
• Named to first career Pro Bowl in 2015...Selected to AP All-Pro Second Team and named PFWA All-NFC.
• Started career-high 16 games for Carolina in 2015...Started all three postseason contests, including Super Bowl 50 vs. Denver (2/7/16)...Ranked first on the team with 32 quarterback pressures and 11 sacks…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.
• Recorded first career multi-sack game, dropping Russell Wilson for two sacks at Seattle (10/18/15).
• Recorded career-high three sacks vs. Philadelphia (10/25/15)...Marked the most sacks by a Panthers player since Greg Hardy recorded four at Atlanta (12/29/13)...Added career-high seven tackles.
• 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).
• Played in 16 games, starting the last nine, for Carolina in 2014...Posted 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 in 2014...Part of defense that set an NFL record for fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78 vs. Arizona (1/3/15).
• PFWA All-Rookie selection in 2013...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 Carolina unit in 2013 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.
• Recorded first career sack vs. New York Giants (9/22/13), dropping Eli Manning 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.

HONORS
• Pro Bowl (2015)
• AP All-Pro Second Team (2015)
• PFWA All-NFC (2015)
• PFWA All-Rookie (2013)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Month (October, December)
• NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6)

TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the second round (44th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/26/13)...Designated as franchise player by Carolina (2/27/17)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (4/17/17).

GP/GS: Career (80/77) [7/6]; 2017 (16/16) [1/1]; 2016 (16/16) [0/0]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (16/9) [2/2]; 2013 (16/0) [1/0].

2017
Started all 16 games and one post season game...Finished the regular-season with seven and a half sacks and a total of 53 tackles...Recorded three post-season tackles and one sack...At San Francisco (9/10): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded two tackles and four quarterback pressures…Vs. Buffalo (9/17): Started at defensive tackle…Tallied three tackles and two quarterback pressures…At New England (10/1): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded two tackles and one sack…Notched first sack of the season, bringing down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady...At Detroit (10/8): Started at defensive tackle and recorded five tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble...Notched a strip-sack on the Lions’ first play of the second half, forcing a fumble by Quarterback Matt Stafford which was recovered by linebacker Thomas Davis…Added a second sack in the fourth quarter, dropping Stafford for a two-yard loss…Vs. Philadelphia (10/12): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded four tackles, one quarterback pressure and one fumble recovery…Recovered a fumble by Quarterback Carson Wentz, that was caused by defensive end Julius Peppers, and returned the ball 11 yards…At Chicago (10/22): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded five tackles, one sack and one quarterback pressure…Notched fourth sack of the season, bringing Bears Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky down...At Tampa Bay (10/29): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded four tackles and one quarterback pressure…Vs. Atlanta (11/5): Started at defensive tackle…Recorded three tackles and three quarterback pressures…Vs. Miami (11/3): Started at defensive end and tallied six tackles and one quarterback pressure…At New York Jets (11/26): Started at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles and two quarterback pressures...Vs. Minnesota (12/10): Started at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles and two sacks, his second multi-sack of the season...Brought down Vikings Quarterback Case Keenum twice in the fourth quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Started at defensive tackle...Recorded 1.5 sacks, five tackles and one forced fumble...Credited with a strip-sack on Tampa Bay’s final offensive play of the game, knocking the ball out of Quarterback Jameis Winston’s hands...At Atlanta (12/31): Started at defensive tackle...Tallied four tackles, one pass defense and a season-best seven quarterback pressures.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Started at defensive tackle...Recorded three tackles, one sack and one quarterback pressure.

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.