It hasn’t been the easiest season for Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short or his team, which stumbled to an 0-5 start in Big Ten play. But Short and the Boilers rebounded nicely Saturday against Iowa, and the senior is the pick for Big Ten Player of the Week.
Short bypassed the NFL draft this year and returned for his senior season, aiming to boost his draft stock. He certainly did Saturday at Kinnick Stadium, recording a career-best four tackles for loss, including a sack, as Purdue outlasted Iowa 27-24 for its first win at Kinnick Stadium since 1992.
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