Purdue has a player in Super Bowl for 17th year in a row

Purdue is a program that has a lot of history and has had its ups and downs in recent years, but the Boilermakers have one thing to be proud of: its Super Bowl streak.

This season, for the eye-popping 17th year in a row, Purdue has a player represented in the Super Bowl in Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short. A graphic in Short’s honor was posted to Purdue’s Twitter.

Short spent four years at Purdue and totaled 186 tackles (49 for a loss) with 19.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and even 17 pass breakups to go with two interceptions before being selected by Carolina in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. 2015 proved to be a career year for him as he had a career-best 36 tackles and 11 sacks to go with three forced fumbles.

And soon, depending on certain chips falling into place, Short could be able to do Purdue even prouder by earning the title of Super Bowl Champion.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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