Mobile Tour: Building Leaders - Kawann Short

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Leading is nothing new to Kawann Short. The defensive tackle is used to success but never satisfied.

In high school, the East Chicago-native, enjoyed as much success on the hardwood as he did on the gridiron. As a teammate of former Boilermaker E'Twaun Moore, Short helped lead his high school to the 4-A state championship.

His achievements didn't end there. As a redshirt freshman, Short was named an All-American by and to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by Sporting News.

Don't question his work ethic. When he's not hunting quarterbacks, his hobbies are listed as "enjoys lifting weights" on

To learn more about this defensive captain, I asked about his own thoughts on leadership. Here's to hoping he doesn't confuse me with a ball carrier...

Until next time...Ever Grateful, Ever True. Boiler Up, Hammer Down and Hail Purdue!

Don't forget to stop by the Mobile Tour Bus at the Memorial mall on Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET

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