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  Keith Short
Keith Short

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irvine, CA

High School:
Irvine

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
09/06/1981

UCLA — This true senior is one of the standouts of the Bruin special teams … He is a great competitor who figures to provide quality depth in the Bruin secondary at a cornerback position … He will also compete for the starting nickel spot … An outstanding open-field tackler, he has been an invaluable asset on the Bruin kick coverage units.

2002 — Played in all 13 games … Standout special teams performer … Was a member of the punt return, punt, kickoff, kickoff return and field goal block units of the special teams during the season … Had 15 tackles on the season, including one tackle for loss and one pass defense … Appeared in the bowl game win against New Mexico and the Washington game (15 plays) as a reserve in the defensive secondary … Had one stop each in the first two games of the season against Colorado State and Oklahoma State … Also had one stop each in the games against San Diego State, Oregon State and Oregon … Credited with two tackles in the Cal and Stanford games … Had one stop at Washington … Made two tackles at Arizona … Had one stop versus Washington State … Made two tackles, including one tackle for loss against New Mexico.

2001 — Played in all 11 games … Appeared in three games as a reserve in the defensive secondary … He was on the field for 26 defensive plays versus California and 25 against Arizona State … Participated on several special teams units, including punt, punt return, kickoff, and field goal block … Credited with 15 tackles on the season … Opened the year with three solo stops against Alabama … He made a season-high four stops (three solos) in the California game and made two tackles versus both Oregon State and Arizona State.

2000 — One of just three true freshmen to play … Appeared in all 12 games, participating on several special teams units, including punt return, punt coverage, kickoff coverage and kickoff return … He did an outstanding job, especially on coverage … Also played in six games as a reserve cornerback … In the Sun Bowl, he stepped in for an injured Ricky Manning Jr. and played 56 snaps … Also played 15 snaps versus Oregon State, nine against Stanford and eight versus USC … On the year, he made 21 tackles, including five against Arizona State, four versus Oregon and three each against Oregon State and Washington.

HIGH SCHOOL — Earned three letters in football as a running back and defensive back at Calvary Chapel High School in Costa Mesa, CA … Competed his senior season at Irvine, CA High School … Coached by Bill Lapes and Terry Henigan … PrepStar All-American … Member of PrepStar All-West Super 30 (No. 24 prospect and No. 2 defensive back) … SuperPrep All-Far West selection … Cornwell All-American … Orange County Register Fab 15 honorable mention selection … Named first-team All-CIF Division VI … First-team All-Pac-West … On defense, he made 59 tackles, including two sacks, and seven interceptions … Also broke up 10 passes … On offense, he rushed for 1,156 yards and 13 touchdowns on 197 carries … Also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and blocked two kicks … First-team All-Sea View League and second-team All-Orange County … A PrepStar pre-season All-American … As a junior at Calvary Chapel, he earned All-CIF honors and was league MVP … As a junior, he rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 15 touchdowns … He intercepted six passes as a defensive back … Named all-league and defensive MVP … All-CIF selection on defense … Also had a 1,000 yard rushing season as a sophomore, scoring 17 touchdowns and intercepting six passes … Named all-league and offensive MVP … Had over 3,000 yards rushing for his career and picked off 21 passes … Earned the outstanding back award as a freshman and league honorable mention honors … Also lettered in basketball (coaches Joe Delia / Roger Webb), volleyball (Tim Metzger) and track (Frank Valdevia).

PERSONAL — Full Name: Keith Joseph Short … Born: September 6, 1981 in Santa Ana, CA … Parents: Keith and Terri Short … Wife: Laurie … Son: Brenden … Has two brothers, Chris and Josh, and two sisters, Carin and Kerri … Lists his biggest thrill in sports as beating top-ranked Mayfair in the CIF playoffs … Enjoys music, reading and spending time with friends … Earned spot on the Director’s Honor Roll in Fall 2000 (3.50 GPA) , Winter 2001 (3.21), Fall 2001 (3.10) and Fall 2002 (3.00) … History major.

Varsity Statistics - K. Short
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2000

21

19-2

0

0

0

2001

17

13-4

0

0

0

2002

15

13-2

0

1-4

0

Totals

53

45-8

0

1-4

0


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