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Dezmen Southward (Badger Nation)

Playing organized football for only three years, it's understandable why redshirt freshman Dezmen Southward has progressed slowly in the Wisconsin secondary. Through eight spring practices, however, Southward is making strides toward being a contributor in some form for the Badgers this fall.

MADISON - When Conor O'Neill committed to Wisconsin in October, he told the coaches that his teammate at St. Thomas Aquinas – Dezmen Southward - was a player that should have their eye on. The Badger coaches agreed after evaluating Southward, who was able to transform his freakish athleticism in basketball to the football field. Southward finished his senior season with 20 tackles, two...

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