Trevon Diggs

American football player (born 1998)

American football player
Trevon Diggs
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Diggs with the Cowboys in 2021
No. 7 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1998-09-20) September 20, 1998 (age 25)
Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:The Avalon School (Wheaton, Maryland)
College:Alabama (2016–2019)
NFL draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Career history
  • Dallas Cowboys (2020–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:173
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:2
Pass deflections:52
Interceptions:18
Touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Trevon De'Sean Diggs (born September 20, 1998) is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years

Diggs initially attended Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland. After his sophomore year, he decided to transfer to The Avalon School in Wheaton, Maryland, to follow his football coach Tyree Spinner.[1]

He played defensive back and wide receiver in high school. As a junior, he tallied 78 receptions for 1,008 yards and 15 touchdowns. As a senior, he had 1,269 receiving yards. He was a two-time All-Washington, D.C. Metro selection at receiver. He committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[2]

College career

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2016, Diggs played safety, wide receiver, and was a return specialist. He finished the year with five tackles and one forced fumble on defense, 11 receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown on offense and had 296 total return yards on special teams.[3]

As a sophomore in 2017, Diggs switched to cornerback full-time.[4][5] He was a starter for the season opener against Florida State, before being passed on the depth chart by Levi Wallace. He posted six tackles and three passes defended. He also played on special teams, returning 18 punts for 154 yards with a long of 21 yards, and two kickoffs for 74 yards.[6]

As a junior in 2018, Diggs started the first six games of the season, before being lost for the year with a broken foot he suffered against Arkansas.[7] He finished the year with 20 tackles and an interception.[8]

As a senior in 2019, he started 12 games, while registering 37 tackles, three interceptions (tied for second on the team), eight passes defensed (tied for the team lead) and two fumble recoveries, including a 100-yard touchdown return against Tennessee.[9] He returned an interception for an 84-yard touchdown, recovered two fumbles (one for a touchdown) and had 100-plus combined return yards against Arkansas.[10] He had a career-high 10 tackles against LSU.[11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash
6 ft 1+38 in
(1.86 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.42 s
All values from NFL Combine[12]

2020

Diggs was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (51st overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.[13]

Diggs playing for the Cowboys in his rookie season.

Diggs was named the starter at right cornerback, helping fill the void left by Byron Jones's departure in free agency. In Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks, Diggs forced a fumble on DK Metcalf at the goal line and the ball broke the plane of the endzone and went out of bounds, resulting in a touchback. Diggs was able to force the fumble after Metcalf slowed down and held the ball out with one hand near the goal line.[14] In Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns, Diggs recorded his first career sack on Baker Mayfield during the 49–38 loss.[15] In Week 8 against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football, Diggs recorded his first two career interceptions off of passes thrown by Carson Wentz during the 23–9 loss.[16] He suffered a fractured bone in his foot in Week 9 and was placed on injured reserve on November 18, 2020.[17] On December 19, 2020, Diggs was activated off of injured reserve.[18] He started 11 out of 12 games, playing through knee and shoulder injuries, as part of a defensive unit that struggled during the season. He had 56 tackles (sixth on the team), 3 interceptions (led the team), 14 passes defensed (led the team), one sack and one forced fumble.[citation needed]

2021

Diggs was named the starter at left cornerback. He scored his first career touchdown off an interception thrown by Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts during a Week 3 victory.[19] Diggs was awarded the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September.[20] In Week 4, Diggs had four tackles and two interceptions in a 36–28 win over the Carolina Panthers, earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.[21] In Week 6, Diggs had his second touchdown off an interception thrown by New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, giving Dallas a late 26–21 lead.[22] Diggs tied an NFL record for most consecutive games with an interception to start a season with six games (Brian Russell in 2003).[23] Diggs also joined Hall of Famer Rod Woodson in recording seven interceptions in the first six games of a season.[24] Diggs recorded his 11th interception of the season against the Washington Football Team on December 26, tying the Cowboys single-season record held by Everson Walls (1981).[25] Overall, Diggs finished the 2021 season with a league-leading 11 interceptions, which was also the highest single-season mark by any NFL player since Walls in 1981.[26] He also registered 56 tackles (seventh on the team) and 21 passes defensed (led the team). His breakout season earned him First Team All-Pro recognition.[citation needed]

2022

Diggs registered a career-high 59 combined tackles, adding another 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery as the Cowboys finished 12–5 on the season.[citation needed]

2023

On July 25, 2023, Diggs signed a five-year, $97 million contract extension with the Cowboys worth up to $104 million in potential bonuses.[27] On September 21, Diggs tore his ACL during 1-on-1 drills in practice. He was later ruled out for the rest of the season.[28]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Led the league
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD FF FR Yds TD
2020 DAL 12 11 58 49 9 1.0 3 43 14.3 33 0 14 1 0 0 0
2021 DAL 16 16 52 43 9 0.0 11 142 12.9 59 2 21 0 0 0 0
2022 DAL 17 17 59 50 9 0.0 3 10 3.3 7 0 14 0 1 17 0
2023 DAL 2 2 4 4 0 0.0 1 8 8.0 8 0 3 1 0 0 0
Career 47 46 173 146 27 1.0 18 203 11.3 59 2 52 2 1 17 0

Postseason

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD FF FR Yds TD
2021 DAL 1 1 4 4 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 DAL 2 2 6 3 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 DAL 0 0 Did not play due to injury
Career 3 3 10 7 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Personal life

Diggs has two brothers: Darez (born 1995) and Stefon (born 1993).[29] Stefon Diggs played for Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Maryland, and currently plays as a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills.[30][31] Darez Diggs played for Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., the UAB Blazers,[32] and the Morgan State Bears.

Diggs's father Aron died in January 2008 at the age of 39 due to congestive heart failure.[33] Trevon has two sons, Aaiden (born 2016) and Chosen (born 2021).[34]

References

  1. ^ Giannotto, Mark (February 3, 2016). "Avalon WR Trevon Diggs resists Maryland connection and signs with Alabama". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  2. ^ Gallen, Daniel (November 7, 2015). "Trevon Diggs picks Alabama over Maryland". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  3. ^ "Trevon Diggs 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  4. ^ Rome, Chandler (August 5, 2017). "Tide's Trevon Diggs puts down roots on defense". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
  5. ^ Zenitz, Matt (August 7, 2017). "Why Alabama is only using Trevon Diggs on defense". AL.com. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
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  7. ^ Jones, Kaelen (October 10, 2018). "Report: Alabama No. 1 CB Trevon Diggs Out for Season With Broken Foot". SI.com. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
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  9. ^ Stephens, Hannah (October 20, 2019). "WATCH: 100 yard scoop and score by Trevon Diggs". Roll Tide Wire. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
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  11. ^ "LSU at Alabama Box Score, November 9, 2019". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  12. ^ "Trevon Diggs Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved October 3, 2020.
  13. ^ Watkins, Calvin (April 24, 2020). "Dallas Cowboys select ex-Alabama CB Trevon Diggs with No. 51 pick in the 2020 NFL draft". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks - September 27th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
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  18. ^ Henry, Asa (December 19, 2020). "Cowboys roster shuffle: Trevon Diggs activated, two others added to IR". USA Today. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  19. ^ Inabinett, Mark (September 28, 2021). "Trevon Diggs victimizes Jalen Hurts for Pick 6". AL.com. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  20. ^ Inabinett, Mark (September 30, 2021). "Cowboys' Trevon Diggs wins NFL award for September". AL.com. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  21. ^ Gordon, Grant (October 6, 2021). "Bengals QB Joe Burrow, Giants QB Daniel Jones lead Players of the Week". NFL.com. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
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  24. ^ Patra, Kevin (October 18, 2021). "Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs ties NFL record with seven INTs in six games". NFL.com. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
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  26. ^ "NFL Interceptions Year-by-Year Leaders (since 1940)". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  27. ^ "Trevon Diggs signs 5-year extension over $100M". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved July 25, 2023.
  28. ^ Edholm, Eric. "Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs suffers torn ACL in practice, out for remainder of 2023 season". NFL. Retrieved September 22, 2023.
  29. ^ "Diggs entertaining family today". Duluth News Tribune. November 22, 2015. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  30. ^ Casagrande, Michael (May 2, 2019). "How NFL star Stefon Diggs helps Alabama DB younger brother". AL.com. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  31. ^ Walsh, Christopher (October 24, 2019). "The Best Kind of Mistake". Sports Illustrated Alabama Crimson Tide News, Analysis and More. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  32. ^ "Mar'Sean Diggs - 2018 Football Roster". University of Alabama at Birmingham Athletics. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  33. ^ Auerbac, Nicole (August 13, 2014). "Whether family or football, Maryland's Stefon Diggs cherishes what can be lost". USA TODAY. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  34. ^ Sinclair, Matt (October 26, 2021). "Meet Trevon Diggs' Super Special Hype Man: His 4-Year-Old Son, Aaiden!". At The Buzzer. Retrieved January 6, 2022.

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