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Dezmen Southward
S #37
Height:
6-2
Weight:
208
Age:
26
College:
Wisconsin
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 24 17 7 1.0 0 2 1 -5 -- 0 0 0 0
2015 ATL 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 ATL 16 0 23 16 7 1.0 -- 2 1 -5 -5 -5 0 0 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to Carolina practice squad (9/3/17)...Waived by Carolina (9/2/17)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (1/12/17)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (12/28/16)...Waived/injury settlement by Indianapolis (9/7/16)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left bicep by Indianapolis (8/30/16)...Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (1/5/16)...Signed to practice squad by Indianapolis (11/10/15)...Waived by Atlanta (11/6/15)...Selected in the third round (68th overall) of the NFL Draft by Atlanta (5/9/14).

GP/GS
Career (19/0); 2015 (3/0); 2014 (16/0).

2016
Attended training camp with Indianapolis...Suffered a bicep injury during the preseason versus Philadelphia (8/27) and was placed on injured reserve (8/30) before reaching an injury settlement (9/7)...Spent the final week of the season on Carolina's practice squad.

2015
Played in three games, recording one tackle, and was inactive for five games for Atlanta...Finished the season on Indianapolis' practice squad...Inactive for the Falcons' season opener versus Philadelphia (9/14), played in the next three games and then was inactive for the following four games before being waived (11/6)...Signed the Colts' practice squad (11/10), where he spent the final eight games.

2014
Drafted in the third round (68th overall) by Atlanta...Played in 16 games...Posted 20 tackles, one sack, one interception and two passes defensed...Logged four special teams tackles...At Carolina (11/16): Collected first career sack, taking down Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for a six-yard loss...Vs. Cleveland (11/23): Victimized Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer for first career interception...Takeaway set up a field goal.

COLLEGE
Set a school record by playing in 54 consecutive games with 30 starts at Wisconsin...Totaled 152 tackles, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...2013 (Sr.): All-Big 10 Conference honorable mention...Started 13 games...Produced 40 tackles, one interception, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2012 (Jr.): All-Big 10 Conference honorable mention...Started 14 games...Compiled 69 tackles, one interception, four passes defensed and one forced fumble...2011 (So.): Played in 14 games with three starts...Registered 35 tackles, two passes defensed and two forced fumbles...2010 (Fr.): Played in 13 games...Notched eight tackles...2009: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, Fla....Majored in agricultural business with a focus in communication at Wisconsin.
TRANSACTIONS
Signed to Carolina practice squad (9/3/17)...Waived by Carolina (9/2/17)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (1/12/17)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (12/28/16)...Waived/injury settlement by Indianapolis (9/7/16)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured left bicep by Indianapolis (8/30/16)...Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (1/5/16)...Signed to practice squad by Indianapolis (11/10/15)...Waived by Atlanta (11/6/15)...Selected in the third round (68th overall) of the NFL Draft by Atlanta (5/9/14).

GP/GS
Career (19/0); 2015 (3/0); 2014 (16/0).

2016
Attended training camp with Indianapolis...Suffered a bicep injury during the preseason versus Philadelphia (8/27) and was placed on injured reserve (8/30) before reaching an injury settlement (9/7)...Spent the final week of the season on Carolina's practice squad.

2015
Played in three games, recording one tackle, and was inactive for five games for Atlanta...Finished the season on Indianapolis' practice squad...Inactive for the Falcons' season opener versus Philadelphia (9/14), played in the next three games and then was inactive for the following four games before being waived (11/6)...Signed the Colts' practice squad (11/10), where he spent the final eight games.

2014
Drafted in the third round (68th overall) by Atlanta...Played in 16 games...Posted 20 tackles, one sack, one interception and two passes defensed...Logged four special teams tackles...At Carolina (11/16): Collected first career sack, taking down Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for a six-yard loss...Vs. Cleveland (11/23): Victimized Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer for first career interception...Takeaway set up a field goal.

COLLEGE
Set a school record by playing in 54 consecutive games with 30 starts at Wisconsin...Totaled 152 tackles, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...2013 (Sr.): All-Big 10 Conference honorable mention...Started 13 games...Produced 40 tackles, one interception, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2012 (Jr.): All-Big 10 Conference honorable mention...Started 14 games...Compiled 69 tackles, one interception, four passes defensed and one forced fumble...2011 (So.): Played in 14 games with three starts...Registered 35 tackles, two passes defensed and two forced fumbles...2010 (Fr.): Played in 13 games...Notched eight tackles...2009: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS in Fort Lauderdale, Fla....Majored in agricultural business with a focus in communication at Wisconsin.