[73] He finished the 2018 season with 102 receptions for 1,021 yards and nine touchdowns. Hayden, to start the season. He saw time both on offense and kick return as a true freshman in 2016, returning seven kickoffs for 166 yards and hauling in 11 receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown. Getty The Diggs trio can, still, be found spotted playing Madden in the offseason, trash talking about on-field and off-field moments, but the plan now is simple – leading by example for his brothers. [47] Despite being listed as the team's No. [34] He signed a four-year, $2.5 million deal that included a guaranteed $227,000 signing bonus. [25] He brought in six catches for 112 yards and a touchdown at Indiana. [14] He started at wide receiver vs. Wake Forest, and recorded a second straight 100-yard receiving game with 105 yards on five receptions; his 63-yard reception in the fourth quarter was the longest by a Terp for the season and set up the game-winning touchdown by Justus Pickett. M O O D ?? [63] In the NFC divisional round against the New Orleans Saints, Diggs finished with 137 receiving yards and a touchdown. He is not playing professional football in Maryland. [14], He made his professional regular season debut in the Detroit Lions' season-opener at the San Diego Chargers and recorded two solo tackles in their 33–28 loss. [76] In Week 4 against the Chicago Bears, Diggs caught seven passes for 108 yards in the 16–6 loss. In his first game since suffering a lacerated kidney on November 1, Diggs was one of the few bright spots during Maryland's 45–21 loss to Stanford; he had 10 catches for 138 yards, including a 26-yard catch-and-run that helped set up the Terps' first touchdown. He played college football at Maryland, and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. “We share everything,” he wrote. [21], In Week 6, he collected five solo tackles during a 31–28 victory against the Los Angeles Rams. [36] Diggs officially received the starting wide receiver role, opposite that of teammate Mike Wallace, against the Detroit Lions in Week 7. With only 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Diggs made the winning play with a 61-yard touchdown, giving the Vikings a dramatic 29–24 win, dubbed the "Minneapolis Miracle". [4] On January 24, 2015, Diggs played in the 2015 Senior Bowl and recorded four solo tackles and an interception as part of Ken Whisenhunt's North team that defeated the South 34–13. In Week 9, Diggs led the team in receptions (3) and yards (42) and recovered a fumble by Adrian Peterson in the Vikings' overtime win over the St. Louis Rams. [80] During Thursday Night Football against the Washington Redskins in Week 8, Diggs caught seven passes for 143 receiving yards for the second straight week and a lost fumble as the Vikings won 19–9. Diggs became a full-time starter for the Vikings midway through his rookie year despite his late-round draft status. Diggs was inactive during the Vikings' first three games of the season. In the Vikings' 23–20 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 8, Diggs recorded his fourth consecutive game with at least five catches and 80 yards. They should fire your ass!”. [3], On December 1, 2014, it was announced that Diggs would be playing in the Senior Bowl after accepting his invitation. Trevon even wore his brother’s No. [36], Diggs was named to the Pro Bowl on January 17, 2020 as an alternate. [59] The groin injury would sideline Diggs for the both the Week 6 victory against the Green Bay Packers and the Week 7 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. You might be surprised by the answer! He led the team in receptions with 62, receiving yards with 792 and receiving touchdowns with 5 all in 10 games. During the 2017 season, the Lions moved Diggs to the safety position. He finished the 2017 season with a career-high 55 combined tackles (45 solo), nine pass deflections, three interceptions, and a sack in 16 games and 11 starts. [16] On November 22, 2015, Diggs collected a season-high six combined tackles and a pass deflection in the Lions' 18–13 win against the Oakland Raiders in Week 11. pic.twitter.com/S9sWx161il. [46] It was the 2nd-most receiving yardage by a rookie that year behind Raiders' wideout Amari Cooper (1,070). [10] As a freshman, Diggs tallied 1,896 all-purpose yards, which were second most in a single season in school history. [11], On May 7, 2015, the Detroit Lions signed Diggs to a four-year, $2.39 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $115,352. [39] The Diggs brothers always asking each other, “What’s next?” It’s our motto. [27] He made his first career sack on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky during the second quarter. Diggs has, certainly, done his father’s memory proud, but he’s also done his best not to linger in the past. He’s long, he’s got good toughness and he’s a good tackler. In that game, Diggs managed to pull in eight catches for 67 yards. [95] Diggs also has a daughter who was born October 14, 2016. [85][86] In his debut with the team on September 13 against the New York Jets, Diggs caught eight passes for 86 yards as the Bills won 27–17. Of course, Newsome wasn’t the only GM who passed on Diggs. [15] On October 23, 2015, Diggs earned his first career start and recorded four combined tackles in their 28–19 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7. He was the 26th cornerback drafted in 2015. Diggs made his first career tackle on Keenan Allen, stopping a five-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Trailing 0–20 towards halftime, the Vikings came back and narrowly won 27–23. [32], On October 22, 2019, Diggs was traded along with a 7th round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. [54] His 75% catch rate ranked fifth among NFL wide receivers in 2016. On his second score, Bridgewater found him on a short crossing pattern across the middle on third down and Diggs accelerated towards the sidelines, juked one defender and carried another on his back for seven yards to complete a 33-yard catch and run that put the Vikings up 24–7. [19], As a sophomore in 2013, Diggs played in only seven games, missing the final six games of the season after suffering a season-ending injury at Wake Forest. He added six inches to his broad jump from the combine (9'11"). [27] He tallied a team-high nine receptions for 130 yards and took a short screen pass 53 yards for a touchdown against Iowa. [62], The Vikings finished the 2017 season with a 13–3 record, clinching the NFC North division and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. “[My father] made me the man I am,” Diggs told The Washington Post in 2014. Despite being inactive for the first three games of the 2015 campaign, Diggs led the Vikings in receptions with 52 and receiving yards with 720 yards including 13 receptions of 20+ yards. Rest In Peace! [12], Throughout training camp, Diggs competed for the role as the first-team nickelback against Bill Bentley, Nevin Lawson, and Mohammed Seisay. [18] He finished second to Miami's Duke Johnson in the ACC Freshman of the Year voting. Diggs was only 14 years old, but he never lost the love of football that his father first instilled. The Ravens had a chance to draft Diggs, but opted, instead, to select Breshard Perriman in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Trevon saw time in six games this season and notched a tackle in the Tide’s Sugar Bowl victory over Clemson. [8] He also had scholarship offers from Florida, USC, Cal, Ohio State, and Auburn, among others.[9]. He began his sophomore campaign with an impressive game against FIU, recording 98 yards receiving and one touchdown and 70 return yards on three kickoffs. [42] In Week 12, against the Atlanta Falcons, Diggs recorded four receptions for 31 yards. #RollTide pic.twitter.com/rlnB6MkYrl. But we’re working on tomorrow.”. 1 at Rockville’s Wootton High School. [37], In Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons, Diggs intercepted a pass thrown by quarterback Matt Ryan late in the fourth quarter to seal a 38–25 Seahawks' win. Diggs accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland,[8] where he played on coach Randy Edsall's Maryland Terrapins football team from 2012 to 2014. Diggs attended Good Counsel High School, in large part, because that’s where his father wanted him to play football. [7][8][9], The Detroit Lions selected Diggs in the sixth round (200th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Diggs' yardage over four games ranks him second among all NFL players in their first four career games since 1960, behind only Anquan Boldin's 464 yards in 2003. [26] He posted a team-high seven catches for 52 yards and a score against Ohio State. [94], Diggs also has two older half-siblings, a half-sister named Porsche and a half-brother named Aron. Stefon Diggs’ Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. [13] Head coach Jim Caldwell named Diggs the backup nickelback, behind Nevin Lawson, to begin the regular season. “We’re pleased with the progress that he’s made,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said during the spring season. [64][65] In the NFC Championship against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had eight receptions for 70 yards in the 38–7 loss. [40], Diggs is the younger brother of former Longhorns and NFL defensive back Quentin Jammer. 1 nickelback on the depth chart, but saw minor competition from Crezdon Butler. [23], As a junior, in his final season at Maryland, Diggs played in 10 games but again missed games due to injury. He was our first coach. He was selected second-team All-ACC return specialist in 2012 and finished second to Duke's Jamison Crowder for ACC Rookie of the Year. He caught his first of the day in Minnesota's first drive on a 15-yard pass in the back-left corner of the end zone from Bridgewater for a 7–0 lead. Here's everything you need to know. He ranked fifth in the conference in receiving yards (77.1/game), second in kick return average (28.5), and fifth in punt return average (10.0). [83], In the Divisional Round of the playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers, Diggs caught two passes for 57 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown reception, during the 27–10 loss. [20] His impressive play carried over against Old Dominion by recording a career-best 179 yards receiving and a touchdown, earning ACC Receiver of the Week honors for his play. [55], On September 11, 2017, in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, Diggs caught seven receptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns. [84], On March 20, 2020, the Vikings traded Diggs and their seventh round draft pick to the Buffalo Bills for their first (Justin Jefferson), fifth, and sixth round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, in addition to a fourth round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Diggs's father Aron died in January 2008 at the age of 39 due to congestive heart failure, leaving Stefon, who was 14 at the time, to take more responsibility as a father figure for his younger brothers, which is why he ultimately chose to stay close to home when choosing a college. [53] Diggs was part of a receiving duo, along with Adam Thielen, that became the first pair of Vikings wide receivers with 900 yards each since Randy Moss and Cris Carter accomplished that back in 2000. [citation needed] He was selected second-team All-Big Ten in recognition of his successful junior season in 2014. [27] Diggs was named the starter after Tavon Wilson injured his shoulder the previous week and was required to undergo surgery. [45] On January 19, 2016, Diggs was named to the Pro Football Writers of America's (PFWA) 2015 NFL All-Rookie team. Diggs (6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 190 pounds (86 kg)) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds at the 2015 NFL Combine, and stood on those numbers at his Pro Day. With the Packers stacking the box to stop the running game, Diggs exploited man-to-man coverage from second-year cornerback Damarious Randall and became the focal point of the offense, playing a key role in the Vikings' 17–14 win over the Packers as he finished the game with career-highs in both catches with nine and receiving yards with 182. For the season, he hauled in 34 passes for 587 yards and 3 touchdowns. [61] In 14 starts, Diggs finished with 849 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Stefon Mar'sean Diggs (born November 29, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL).