What college did Stefon Diggs play for? Exploring Bills WR’s NCAA career

Following a remarkable regular season, the Buffalo Bills faced heartbreak as their Super Bowl aspirations were shattered by the Kansas City Chiefs, casting uncertainty over Stefon Diggs’ future with the team. While the receiver is still unsure of what the future holds for him, he is still one of the best players in the league.

The road ahead for him might be challenging. Nevertheless, Diggs draws strength from his collegiate days, knowing that his passion for the gridiron will endure whatever challenges lie ahead.

Stefon Diggs college team: All the details that you need

Steffon Diggs, hailing from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, embarked on his collegiate journey with an athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland in 2012. The gridiron awaited, and Diggs continued setting set his mark at Maryland till 2014.

His debut as a true freshman in 2012 showcased his versatility, with appearances in 11 out of 12 games as a wide receiver and on special teams. Despite facing the challenge of missing just one game due to injury, Diggs demonstrated early glimpses of his potential.

Nevertheless, in his sophomore year, a season-ending injury at Wake Forest cut his participation short. The injury limited him to just seven games. While he was trying his best to set his remark at Maryland, the injury issues continued in his junior year as well.

As a junior, the wide receiver faced another hurdle with intermittent injuries as he contributed to Maryland’s campaign in 10 games. Despite the challenges, Diggs and Maryland’s combined efforts yielded a record of 18-20 during his collegiate career. The team managed to secure bowl game appearances in Diggs’ final two seasons.

Exploring Stefon Diggs’ NCAA career stats

As a true freshman, Diggs burst onto the scene with 54 receptions, accumulating an impressive 848 receiving yards at an average of 15.7 yards per catch, per NCAA. In his freshman year, he claimed the second spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and ranked eighth nationally.

During his injury-ridden sophomore year,  he secured 34 receptions for 587 yards at a remarkable average of 17.3 yards per catch. Despite falling prey to injury, he garnered recognition as an honorable mention All-ACC selection by both media and coaches. 

Diggs’ swan song in 2014 let him notch an impressive 62 receptions, amassing 792 receiving yards at a steady 12.8 yards per catch. His stellar performance earned him the distinction of second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors from coaches, while also receiving honorable mention recognition from the media.

His stellar resume throughout his career at last impressed the Minnesota Vikings to pick him in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft.

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.

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