The Carolina Panthers picked former Purdue standout Kawann Short with their second-round (44th overall) selection in the NFL Draft.
The selection of Short marks the 16th consecutive year in which a Purdue players was picked in the NFL Draft.
Short was named AP second-team All-American in his senior season and was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection. He racked up 19.5 career sacks and 186 tackles, 49 for a loss.
Short is the ninth Purdue defensive lineman drafted in the past 10 years, and the 25th Boilermakers selected in the second round.