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#22 - Dezmen Southward

SAFETY
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 210
College: Wisconsin
Exp: 2nd

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

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2014: 4 tackles.

Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on June 12, 2014.

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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