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Southward Battling Back

After finally overcoming a pair of thumb surgeries, redshirt sophomore Dezmen Southward had to deal with an emergency appendectomy. Despite being underweight, the three-year football veteran is starting to make his case for the starting safety spot.

MADISON - Making the transition from basketball to college football, Dezmen Southward was ready for the challenge. He wasn't ready for two hand surgeries and learning how to play football with a giant club on his hand either. Still, the transition is starting to take form. Southward has been playing organized football for a little over three years, but the redshirt sophomore has already shown...

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Plagued with hand and wrist problems for two seasons, redshirt freshman Dezmen Southward is finally…

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