|Birthdate||November 29, 1993|
|Pick||Round: 5, Overall: 146|
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs led the team with 11 targets in Sunday's huge 20-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, bringing in four targets for 24 yards. Despite the massive win to keep Buffalo's playoff aspirations within reason, Diggs' recent cool-off dragged on. The 30-year-old superstar continues to set new low-water marks, closing with 34 yards or fewer in three of his past four games. This swoon arrives some time after Diggs appeared primed for his best campaign yet after totaling at least 100 yards in five of his first six games to begin the year. Suddenly not appearing matchup-proof as he did during the first half of the season, Diggs could have his hands full with Stephon Gilmore and DaRon Bland in Week 15's marquee matchup with the Dallas Cowboys.
Dec. 11, 2023 12:55 AM EST
Stefon Diggs is an American professional football player who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the official NFL Draft for the National Football League (NFL). He is a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings who are based in Minneapolis, MN. Diggs was drafted in the 5th round, 146th overall in 2015.
High School Football
Diggs played for and attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Maryland. The school is located in Montgomery County. Diggs also ran track and and was awarded many athletic accolades for his performance in sports. He racked up 810 yards for receiving in 2010. That same year, he also recorded 23 touchdowns. He was a junior in high school at the time. His senior year, Diggs collected 770 yards with 8 touchdowns. He also had 277 rushing yards. He was runner up for Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year, All-metro selection from the Washington Post and All-County by the Montgomery Gazette. Another notable achievement was being named Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the U.S. Army All-American Junior Combine in 2011. A year later, he was invited to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Diggs attended college at Maryland and his many highlights include playing as a wide receiver on special teams and ranking second and eighth in the American and National conferences respectively. Diggs broke a number of college football records including the second most all-purpose yards in a single season.
Diggs has a 35-inch vertical, according to sources like MockDraftTable. His broad jump is 115 inches and his hand size is ten inches. This makes him an agile and powerful NFL player with a contract for the Vikings. In January 2016, Diggs was named to the Pro Football Writers of America's 2015 NFL All-Rookie Team. Diggs' 40 time is also impressive, coming in around 4.4, which is extremely fast. According to Spotrac.com, his salary is in the low single millions: he signed a 4-year, $2,507,713 contract with the Vikings. There were also several bonuses and endorsements.
Diggs promotes himself, his team, his endorsements and his good service to the community of the Twin Cities on social media, including his Twitter account. His latest Tweets have included retweets from sports media channels discussing Diggs' career as well as his shopping experiences with Amazon Prime.
His Twitter handle is @stefondiggs.
Major NFL Highlights for Stefan Diggs
Diggs is in his second season with the NFL, going on the third. He has only played for the Vikings. He has had 7 career touchdowns, more than 1,600 yards, an average of almost 12 yards per game and 26 yards rushing, according to the Official Minnesota Vikings website.
Diggs' player number for the Vikings is 14. He was born in Alexandria, VA in 1993. His birthday is November 29. He is six feet tall and weighs just under 200 lbs. He was once suspended in a game against Penn State, but he has had little negative controversy in the NFL.