Diggs wins more honors

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.

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the most outstanding receiver in college football. However, any player regardless of position who catches a pass is eligible for the award including tight ends, slot backs and running backs.

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

Diggs, a junior, is among 19 wide receivers included on the 74-man watch list for the Maxwell Award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate football player. The Good Counsel product is also one of 10 players from the Big Ten who have been selected to the watch list.

Meanwhile, Diggs is among a group of 47 players selected for the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, which is given to the most versatile player in major college football. He is also one of 10 players from the Big Ten named to the Hornung Award Watch List.

“Stefon is a special athlete,” said Maryland head coach Randy Edsall. “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.”

Diggs finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards last season despite missing the last five games with a leg injury. In seven games, Diggs compiled 34 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns and averaged 83.9 yards receiving per game.

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.

Diggs has also earned preseason accolades from various national publications including Athlon Sports and The Sporting News.

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