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Southward tests well at UW's Pro Day

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW)  Some former Badgers took a step towards their NFL dreams at Wednesday morning's 'pro day'.

The big star was Dezman Southward.

He says he was clocked at 4.3 in the 40-yeard dash and 42 inches on the vertical jump.

Those numbers better than any defensive back at the NFL combine.

He was held out of the combine at the last second because doctors claimed an x-ray showed he had a fractured vertebrae in his neck.

Southward said Wednesday his neck issue has since been cleared.

"Oh it was huge. I think there were a lot of unanswered questions. How fast is he? How explosive is he? Can he flip? Can he go up and get the ball? I think a lot of those questions I was able to answer. If not, I'll answer even more of them in my private workouts. Definitely having to wait a week and a half longer than I expected definitely kind of ticks you off a little bit. The end result is fine," Southward said after his workout.

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