Purdue Boilermakers in the NFL: 2014 Season, Week 3

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Feb 23, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers defensive lineman Kawann Short speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Kawann Short – DT – Carolina Panthers

It was a long night for Kawann Short and the Carolina Panthers defense as the Pittsburgh Steelers throttled them for 30 of the team’s 37 points. Short had a very quiet night in the stat book , a pass deflection, but played explosive throughout the entire game.

He’s only in his second season, but Short is starting to make a name for himself on the Panthers defense. Fans and experts are picking up on his defensive intensity, and it seems like only a matter of time before his effort starts showing up in the box score.

For the season Short has recorded seven tackles and two pass deflections. The Panthers defense will be tested again next week as they travel to take on the Baltimore Ravens.