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Purdue Football: Kawann Short GOT PAID

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You work hard and you get rewarded.

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Carolina Panthers Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Former Boilermaker Defensive Tackle, Kawann Short got paid. Like, really paid.

5 years. $80 Million dollars.

What do we need upgraded for the football program that we can name “Kawann Short _________________” (fill in the blank)?

Kawann has always been a Purdue guy even since he left. He regularly visits campus, comes back for games and the spring game. He has never faltered to support his Boilermakers through our ups and downs. Mostly downs during the Darrell Hazell era.

Kawann is a native from East Chicago, Indiana as well. Every year, he hosts a youth football camp there where he gets some of his former Boilermaker teammates and current teammates from the Panthers to help a great cause in the community.

KK was going to be tagged this upcoming season if he didn’t sign a long term contract. I was secretly hoping that he would come to the Colts somehow. But, he got what he wanted and what he deserved. KK was drafted 2013 NFL draft in the 2nd round.

Many teams are probably kicking themselves in the butt for not making him a first round selection, as he has helped anchor the middle of the Panthers defense since he came into the league.

Kawann is just overall a great guy and an example of how hard work pays off in the end. He got his money and will continue to represent the Panthers and Purdue University with his outstanding character.

Great job Kawann! Boiler Up!