Stefon Diggs – Minnesota Vikings #14

Minnesota Vikings #14

Stefon Mar’sean Diggs was born on 29th November 1993 in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

He played his college football in his home state for the University of Maryland and in his freshman (first) year, he became the second-highest all-purpose yards scorer in the University’s history, with 1,896 total yards. He played as both a wide receiver and on special teams as a kick and punt returner.

His sophomore (second) season was cut short by injury halfway through the season after putting up some good results in the first half of the season. Again in his Junior (third) season, he missed games through injury, meaning he never managed to gain the highs of that freshman year, despite remaining in decent form when fit.

Stefon decided not to play his senior (fourth and final) season at college and instead opted to join the 2015 NFL Draft where he was picked up by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round as the 146th overall pick (what a great pick up for the Vikings!)

In his first season for the Vikings, Diggs took advantage of injuries to gain a starting role in the team and became the first Viking rookie since Randy Moss to record back to back 100+ yard games and was second only to Amari Cooper for receiving yardage by a rookie wide receive that year.

In the ensuing four campaigns with the Vikings, Diggs has compounded that rookie season form and established himself as one of the top wide receivers in the league, averaging around 1,000 receiving yards and 6.5 touchdowns.

In the 2020 off-season, the Vikings traded their seventh-round pick plus Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for their number one draft pick. It remains to be seen whether the Vikings pick – Justin Jefferson – can fill the big footsteps he has to follow. Likewise, will Diggs maintain his output in Buffalo?