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Stefon Diggs enjoys a very special homecoming in D.C.

Stefon Diggs 2016Stefon Diggs. COURTESY PHOTO  LANDOVER — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs made a triumphant return to Maryland on Sunday.
Diggs, a former Good Counsel and University of Maryland standout, said he had about 17 friends and family members in attendance at FedEx Field for his homecoming game against the Washington Redskins.
“It felt good,” Diggs said following Minnesota’s 38-30 victory over the Redskins. “I love being around a lot of love. It’s kind of like a home game for me. Especially when I come home, they show me a lot of love. It feels good.”
The former All-Sentinel player didn’t disappoint his supporters, finishing with five receptions for 78 yards including a three-yard score from quarterback Case Keenum that put the Vikings ahead, 14-10, early in the second quarter.

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The Good Counsel Connection

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When Vikings and the Redskins met, old high school teammates reunited on field

Fuller-DiggsOnce Good Counsel teammates, Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller embraces Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs after their recent game at FedEx Field.     PHOTO BY ED SHEARIN  

LANDOVER – A Good Counsel reunion took place on the gridiron Nov. 13 when the Washington Redskins hosted the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field.

Former Good Counsel teammates Stefon Diggs, a second-year Vikings wide receiver, and Kendall Fuller, a rookie Redskins cornerback, played against each other.

“They used to go at it every day in practice, so it was so cool to watch them,” said Good Counsel Head Coach Bob Milloy.

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Stefon Diggs makes his mark as NFL Viking

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Former Good Counsel standout Stefon Diggs shined in his NFL debut on Sunday night at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

 

The Gaithersburg native returned a punt 62 yards in the third quarter to set up a touchdown that helped propel the Minnesota Vikings to a 14-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game.

Diggs was being talked about on social media as the “steal” of the draft after delivering a sensational performance in his professional debut.

“The world has finally seen his explosiveness,” said Seneca Valley assistant coach Quintin Cosby. “Great debut with only four touches.”

Diggs, a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft, fielded the ball in Steelers’ territory and raced down the sideline before he was forced out at the 1-yard line. The Vikings scored on the next play when Joe Banyard crossed the goal line.

Diggs also registered a four-yard punt return and caught two passes for 14 yards against the Steelers. He’s embattled in a competition with Vikings veteran cornerback Marcus Sherels for the team’s No. 1 punt returner position.

After Sunday’s performance, Diggs managed to raise some eyebrows and should see more action at punt returner during the preseason.

Diggs spent three seasons at Maryland before opting to forgo his senior campaign for the NFL Draft. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2014, registering 10 catches for 138 yards in Maryland’s loss to Stanford last season in the Foster Farms Bowl.

Diggs, a former All-Sentinel player, ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in all-purpose yards per game as a freshman and earned honorable mention All-ACC honors as a sophomore despite missing the final six games because of a broken leg.

During the 2012 campaign, the former Montgomery Village Sports Association youth league standout became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time freshman leader for all-purpose yardage.

“Stefon is a special athlete,” Maryland head coach Randy Edsall once said. “He has tremendous abilities and talent. The thing that separates him is that he’s a tremendous competitor. He’s a worker. He thinks that every time he touches the ball, he can take it the distance.”

 

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Big Ten honors Diggs

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footballFormer Good Counsel standout Stefon Diggs has been honored by the Big Ten Conference.

The Maryland junior wide receiver is among eight Terrapin student-athletes who earned All-Big Ten honors Monday as the conference announced its postseason awards.

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Former All-Sentinel players shine for Terps

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terps logoCOLLEGE PARK – Maryland overcame an early 14-0 deficit Saturday en route to a 38-31 homecoming victory over Iowa at Byrd Stadium.

In fact, three former All-Sentinel players combined to score all four of Maryland’s offensive touchdowns against the Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1).

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Diggs wins more honors

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WebStefonDiggs w350Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to another preseason watch list.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced Tuesday that Diggs was among a group of 55 student-athletes named to the 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List.

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Diggs named to preseason watch lists

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footballMaryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named to a pair of preseason watch lists.

The Gaithersburg native has been selected to both the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List and the 2014 Paul Hornung Award Watch List.

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