Pro Day Tour '14: Southward Shines

No safety at the Scouting Combine even approached Dezmen Southward's workout at Wisconsin's pro day.
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Making up for lost time, Southward stars at Badgers pro day

MADISON, Wis. -- Devastated doesn't begin to express how former Wisconsin safety Dezmen Southward felt when he was informed just hours before participating in the NFL Combine that he had not been medically cleared to perform. Under somewhat mysterious circumstances, Southward learned his x-rays had been red flagged because of a fracture in his fifth cervical vertebrae. The only...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

If Badgers beat Penn State, BCS bowl could be reward

MADISON, Wis. -- The way Dezmen Southward sees it, collegefootball rankings generally have a way of working out for teams good enough towin when it matters most.Southward, the Badgers' senior safety, believes ifWisconsin's football team beats Penn State in the regular-season finale onSaturday at Camp Randall Stadium, BCS rankings will be kind to UW.But what if Wisconsin,...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Indiana at No.17 Wisconsin

With a defense led by seniors Chris Borland and Dezmen Southward, No.17 Wisconsin looks to shutdown a high-powered Indiana offense and make it nine straight wins in the series over the Hoosiers. Badger Nation looks at the Hoosiers and the impact of Southward.
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Badgers hope they have safeties in numbers

This is the ninth in a series of 11 previews leading up to the Wisconsin football team's Aug. 5 start of practice. TODAY'S POSITION: SAFETIES Rating (1-to-10 scale): 6 Projected starter(s): Dezmen Southward (redshirt senior) Key backups: Michael Caputo (redshirt sophomore), Jeff Lewis (redshirt junior), T.J. Reynard (sophomore), Michael Trotter (redshirt junior), Kyle...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UW secondary lacking experience, not courage

MADISON, Wis. If you do the math, it isn't difficult to spot Wisconsin's perceived weak link in the defense as the 2013 football season approaches. Six of the Badgers' front seven will be back. One of the Badgers' back four returns. When opponents study the tape, they're sure to salivate at the prospect of facing an inexperienced secondary. But Badgers safety...
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April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking Back Momentum

Atoning for a miscommunication error that led to Purdue’s only first-half touchdown, junior Dezmen Southward’s first career interception set the tone for a dominating defensive performance by Wisconsin in a 38-14 victory over Purdue.
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Southward has gone from athlete to player

MADISON, Wis. Dezmen Southward won't soon forget his first day of organized football, if for no other reason than the embarrassing ordeal of properly dressing himself in practice gear. "I actually put my pads on backwards the first day," Southward said. "I had my knee pads on my thighs. It was pretty bad. I had no idea what to do. I was lost." This might...
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March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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