[91] Darez currently plays for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers[92] while Trevon played for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide[93] before getting drafted by the Cowboys. [11] He ranked second in the ACC and eighth nationally with 172.4 all-purpose yards per game, while his 1,896 all-purpose yards were the second most in a single season in school history, trailing only Torrey Smith, who posted 2,192 yards in 2009. [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. “I help him break down his film, telling him what I’m seeing and how he can sharpen his game. 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. [90] Trevon plays in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. 2 wide receiver prospect in the nation. [40] Diggs recorded two receptions for 46 yards in the Vikings week 10 win over the Oakland Raiders. [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. [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. He earned second team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and was named an honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree by the media. 2 wide receiver behind Charles Johnson, Diggs still led the team in targets, receptions, and yards as the Vikings were forced to throw more than expected with the Titans bottling up the running game. He ended his collegiate career tied for ninth on the University of Texas all-time interceptions list with 11 and tied for ninth with 37 career pass breakups. [6] He was ranked as the No. He was a basketball player, but football was his first love, and he’s the one who signed us up to play. In track & field, Diggs competed as a sprinter. [60] Even after missing two straight games, Diggs would remain 13th on the list for receiving yards. Hayden, to start the season. [6] On March 24, 2015, Diggs attended Texas's pro day, but opted to stand on the majority of his combine numbers and only performed positional drills and broad jump. [38] Since Randy Moss in 1998, Diggs was the first Vikings rookie to record consecutive 100-yard games, and 80 or more receiving yards in his first three games. The Seahawks acquired safety Quandre Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round pick from the Lions for a 2020 fifth-round pick. He hauled in five balls for 127 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown (the longest touchdown reception of his career) against West Virginia on September 13. Trevon saw time in six games this season and notched a tackle in the Tide’s Sugar Bowl victory over Clemson. 1 at Rockville’s Wootton High School. He wrote about the immediate aftermath in The Players Tribune: My dad is the reason [my brothers and I are] so competitive. [54] His 75% catch rate ranked fifth among NFL wide receivers in 2016. Diggs worked regularly with his younger brother, fine-tuning gridiron skills that their father helped cultivate. [27] His interception extended his streak to three consecutive games with a pick. He did run the 20-yard shuttle in 4.11 seconds and also had a 60-yard long shuttle time of 11.46 seconds. 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. [7] Diggs chose to stay close to home and committed to the University of Maryland on February 10, 2012. Actor and singer Taye Diggs might be black, but he wants folks to understand that his son, Walker, isn’t — at least not entirely. In Week 2 against the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, Diggs was ejected from the game after initiating a helmet to helmet hit with Patriots' wide receiver N'Keal Harry. But we’re working on tomorrow.”. [63] In the NFC divisional round against the New Orleans Saints, Diggs finished with 137 receiving yards and a touchdown. [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. 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. Stefon Diggs grew up in Maryland. Diggs was just six years into his football career, determined to be the best player to ever suit up, when his father passed away from congestive heart failure at 39. [29], After his junior season, Diggs decided to forego his senior season and entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[30][31]. [79] During Week 7 against the Detroit Lions, Diggs caught seven passes for 143 receiving yards as the Vikings won 42–30. [38] Diggs was only 14 years old, but he never lost the love of football that his father first instilled. 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. Of course, Newsome wasn’t the only GM who passed on Diggs. He played college football at Maryland, and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. [88] In Week 4 against the Las Vegas Raiders, he had six receptions for 115 yards in the 30–23 victory. [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 led the team in receptions with 62, receiving yards with 792 and receiving touchdowns with 5 all in 10 games. He played college football in Maryland. [43][44] After a quiet six-game streak, Diggs re-emerged in Week 15 against the Chicago Bears; he hauled in three receptions for 55 yards with a career-high two touchdowns that helped the Vikings defeat the Bears 38–17. He was considered the second-best wide receiver recruit in the nation and was rated as the No.1 recruit in the state of Maryland by Rivals.com. [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. [87] In Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins, Diggs finished with eight catches for 153 yards and his first touchdown as a Bill during the 31–28 win. He played college football at Texas, and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft as a cornerback. As a senior, he recorded 770 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns, and racked up 277 rushing yards and three more touchdowns on the ground; he also saw time on defense, recording 31.5 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack. #SKOL #GANG #GANG #GANG #GANG #GANG !!!!!!!!! Quandre Diggs (born January 22, 1993) is an American football safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). “(My father) kind of started me in football. [35] In week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, he intercepted 2 passes thrown by Jared Goff and returned one for a 55 yard touchdown in the 12–28 loss. [41] In the Vikings' loss to Green Bay in Week 11, Diggs topped the 50-yard receiving mark for the first time in three weeks, recording six receptions for 66 yards. 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. He added six inches to his broad jump from the combine (9'11"). [33] In the season opening game at the Tennessee Titans on September 11, Diggs led the Vikings with seven catches for 103 yards on nine targets. [22] On December 6, 2016, the Detroit Lions placed Diggs on injured reserve after he suffered a pectoral injury during a Week 13 victory at the New Orleans Saints. 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". He played college football at Maryland, and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Thank you for watching! In Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football, Diggs recorded an interception off a pass thrown by Kyler Murray during the 37–34 overtime loss. And his mother had something to say about that. Stefon Mar'sean Diggs (born November 29, 1993) is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). [49] This game was Sam Bradford's first as a Viking, and the team's first in the new U.S. Bank Stadium. [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. Following his senior season, he was named MVP of the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in 2011 and was invited to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[2]. [51] In the Vikings' overtime loss against the Detroit Lions in Week 9, Diggs set a personal-best with 13 catches for 80 yards, which passed Randy Moss and Percy Harvin (10 apiece) for receptions against the Lions. He was our first coach. [18] He earned an overall grade of 49.5 from Pro Football Focus in 2016 and ranked 95th among the 111 qualifying cornerbacks. He played high school football in Maryland. He was named to the Second-team All-Big 12 in 2011 and was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2013. Diggs made his first career tackle on Keenan Allen, stopping a five-yard reception in the fourth quarter. 105.3k Followers, 638 Following, 206 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) [31], On September 10, in the season opener on Monday Night Football, Diggs intercepted Sam Darnold's first career pass attempt and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown in a game against the Jets. [12] He totaled 223 all-purpose yards, which came on 57 receiving yards, 68 yards on five punt returns and 98 yards on three kickoff returns against Connecticut. He played hero in the NFC divisional game, but who are the people behind the Vikings star? [39] Getty Stefon Diggs’ Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. [16] He totaled 152 yards on a season-high 11 receptions, including a 66-yard touchdown against Boston College, earning ACC Rookie of the Week for the third time. [15] He earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his play. “He’s much more natural playing at corner than when we tried to play him at safety. 13 prospect in the nation and the No. You can always do better. 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. It was a moment that changed Diggs’ entire life. [77] During the Week 6 38–20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, Diggs caught seven passes for an NFL-best[78] 167 yards and career-best three touchdowns, becoming just the third Viking and the first since 2003 with three receiving touchdowns in a game. The former Maryland standout has been a rock for his family, through tragedy and hardships and less-than-desirable draft picks and, now, with postseason glory on the line, the Diggs family is standing with Stefon every step of the way. He was ranked the 10th best cornerback in the draft by Bleacher Report, was ranked the 21st best cornerback by WalterFootball.com, and was ranked the 30th best cornerback prospect in the draft by DraftScout.com. 1 nickelback on the depth chart, but saw minor competition from Crezdon Butler. “It was kind of hard for me in the beginning because I was so young and didn’t know who to turn to and that kind of thing.

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