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Former Wisconsin WR hopes final day of Draft sends him to the NFL

A year ago, former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was in and out of court rooms. He was found not guilty on two counts of sexual assault. Nearly a year later, he might be headed to the NFL.

After Cephus was found not guilty, he returned to the Wisconsin football team for his junior season. He wasn't sure if he would ever play football again.

"When I was facing that really tough time, when I was thinking at night I looked at it as I was going to the edge of a cliff," said Cephus. "Either I was coming back the other way or I was going to have to jump off."

In his junior season he hauled in 59 receptions for 901 yards and seven touchdowns. Now he hopes to live out a lifelong dream of playing in the NFL.

"That's what I'm most excited about. Knowing where you are going to be," said Cephus with a smile on his face. "Knowing where my new market is going to be. Where your new NFL city is. It's going to be a special feeling for sure."

The final day of the NFL Draft, which consists of round four, five, six and seven will be televised on WKOW starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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