- Date of Birth:
- February 2, 1989
- 6' 3"
- East Chicago
Kawann Short (born Kawann Arcell Short in East Chicago, Indiana on February 2, 1989) is an American football player who is currently a defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers. Kawann attended Purdue University, where he played for the Purdue Boilermakers football team from 2008 to 2012. In 2009, he started all 12 games and recorded 48 tackles, four tackles for loss, and was second on the team with two interceptions, which helped him receive Purdue’s Newcomer Award. In the 2013 NFL Draft, Kawann was drafted with the 44th pick by the Carolina Panthers. He signed a four-year $4.63 million deal. In his first year he played in all 16 regular season games. During the 2015 season he helped lead his team to Superbowl 50, where the Panthers were beaten by the Denver Broncos.
Best Known For:
Kawann Short is best known for being an NFL player.
Kawann Short attended Central High School in East Chicago where he was a two-sport athlete playing both football and basketball. He was also a high school teammate of E’Twaun Moore during basketball season, and the two led their high school team to the Indiana class 4A state title in 2007.