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Kawann Short Named Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Week

The Purdue senior defensive tackle was dominant against Iowa

Kirk Irwin

The good news keeps coming for Purdue football. not only did we defeat Our most Hated Rival and return the Trophy of Badassery from Iowa City, but senior defensive tackle Kawann Short was named the Defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten.

Defensive Player of the Week

Kawann Short, Purdue

Sr., DT, East Chicago, Ind./East Chicago Central

· Posted six tackles, including a career-best four tackles for loss, as Purdue defeated Iowa 27-24 on the road on Saturday

· Finished with five solo tackles, including a third-quarter sack for a 10-yard loss to help Purdue win in Iowa City for the first time since 1992

· Part of a Purdue defense that held Iowa to just 74 yards rushing after entering the game averaging more than 125 yards per contest

· Takes home his third career Defensive Player of the Week laurel and first this season

· Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Kawann Short (Nov. 14, 2011)