In case you didn’t already know, Stefon Diggs is one of the most exciting players in the NFL. He always seems to make a big play when his team needs it the most.
Here are 15 fun facts about Stefon Diggs that you may not have known.
1. Stefon Diggs was born in Maryland and attended high school there before going on to play college football at the University of Maryland.
2. He was a highly recruited prospect coming out of high school and was ranked as one of the top wide receiver prospects in his class.
3. Diggs played three seasons at Maryland before declaring for the NFL Draft.
4. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
5. Diggs had a breakout season in 2016, catching 84 passes for 903 yards and four touchdowns.
6. He followed that up with another strong season in 2017, catching 64 passes for 849 yards and eight touchdowns.
7. Diggs is considered one of the best route runners in the NFL and is known for his ability to create separation.
8. He is also an excellent punt returner and has returned two punts for touchdowns in his career.
9. Diggs signed a five-year, $72 million extension with the Vikings in 2018.
10. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2019 after catching 63 passes for 1,130 yards and six touchdowns.
11. Diggs is the son of Aron Diggs, who played wide receiver at Howard University.
12. His older brother, Trevon, also played college football and is currently a member of the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.
13. Diggs’ cousin, Juwanstaten, is a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers.
14. Diggs is engaged to model Crystal Espinal and the couple has two sons together.
15. Diggs wears the number 14 in honor of his mother, Stephanie Diggs, who died of breast cancer when he was just seven years old.
Stefon Diggs is a fascinating player and person. If you’re a Vikings fan, be sure to check out some of the other posts on our blog for more information about him. And if you’re not a Vikings fan, be sure to still keep an eye on him this year–he’s going to be one to watch!