Former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught his first career touchdown on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, an incredible full-extension grab that gave the Minnesota Vikings a 22-17 lead in the third quarter.
On first and 10 from the Detroit 36-yard line, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater dropped back and found Diggs streaking down the near sideline. The ball was thrown out in front of him and he laid out to make the grab as he fell into the end zone.
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Sunday marked Diggs' second career start. Last week against Kansas City, he reached the 100-yard mark for the first time and the 80-yard mark for the second straight game. It was the first time that a Minnesota rookie had tallied at least 80 receiving yards in consecutive games since Randy Moss in 1998.
CSN spoke with Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley this week about Diggs' transition to the NFL.
“I know he was itching at the bit to play early,” Locksley said. “He’s had two pretty good games thus far as a pro.
“Obviously, we were all disappointed to see where he was drafted, but as I told him then there’s really nothing you can do about it other than move forward, take the opportunity that you’ve been blessed to have with the Vikings, and grow from it.”