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#22 - Dezmen Southward

CORNERBACK
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 210
College: Wisconsin
Exp: 3rd

Player Information

He was born on October 1, 1990 and attended St. Thomas Aquinas high in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. As a redshirt freshman at Wisconsin, he played in 13 games, recording 8 tackles. As a sophomore, he started 3 of 14 games, totaling 35 tackles, 2 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles. Became starter at free safety as a junior, starting all 13 games. He had 69 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 1 interception, 4 pass breakups and 1 forced fumble. Started 13 games as a senior with 40 tackles, 3.5 for loss, 1 interception, 5 breakups, 1 forced fumble and 1 recovery. Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors both as a junior and senior. He was selected by Atlanta Falcons in third round (68th overall) of 2014 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2014 ATL 16 0 19 5 1.0 1 -5 0 0 0
2015 ATL 3 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 19 0 20 5 1.0 1 -5 0 0 0

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2014: 4 tackles.

Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on June 12, 2014 ... Cut by Falcons on November 6, 2015 ... Signed by Indianapolis Colts to their practice squad on November 10, 2015 ... Re-signed by Colts to futures contract on January 5, 2016.

Contract details

Signed a four-year deal worth $3.125 million including a $690,832 signing bonus. His base salaries are: $420,000 (2014); $564,665 (2015); $686,666 (2016); and $762,837 (2017). His cap hits are: $592,708 (2014); $737,373 (2015); $859,374 (2016); and $935,545 (2017).


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