Maryland WR Diggs named ACC Rookie of the Week

September 24, 2012 | WNST Staff

Diggs Named ACC Rookie of the Week

Freshman had 113 receiving yards, two touchdowns at No. 8 West Virginia

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland freshman Stefon Diggs has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for his performance against No. 8 West Virginia, the league announced Monday.


Diggs made the most of his three touches on offense, turning three receptions into 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Terrapins’ 31-21 loss to the Mountaineers. The freshman had a 42-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter on a highlight-reel play in which he raced down the sideline and dove into the end zone from four yards out.


In the fourth quarter, he had a 56-yard touchdown catch. Diggs also added 63 kickoff return yards and 25 punt return yards to total 201 all-purpose yards, his second straight game with 200-plus. The Gaithersburg, Md., native ranks 12th nationally and third among freshmen with 160.5 all-purpose yards per game.


A Terp has captured two of the past three Rookie of the Week honors; quarterback Perry Hills earned the award after going 11 of 21 for 190 yards, two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a 36-27 win over Temple on Sept. 8.


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