Diggs named Specialist of the Week, Drakeford named Linebacker of the Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Stefon Diggs earned weekly honors from the ACC for the third straight game, while Darin Drakeford was named Linebacker of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Diggs, the Rookie of the Week for his performances against West Virginia and Wake Forest, earned Specialist of the Week honors for his play at Virginia.
Diggs made his impact right from the start in Maryland’s 27-20 win over the Cavaliers by taking the opening kickoff 100 yards untouched for a touchdown. It was just the fourth 100-yard kickoff return in school history and gave Maryland a lead it wouldn’t surrender. On Maryland’s next drive, Diggs took a short pass 60 yards to setup another touchdown. He finished with 89 receiving yards on four catches and a season-high 239 all-purpose yards.
Drakeford, meanwhile, is the second Terp in a row to win the Linebacker of the Week award. Demetrius Hartsfield earned the honor a week ago. Drakeford played a key role on the Maryland defense by making seven tackles, five of them unassisted, three tackles for loss, and two sacks. He also forced a fumble by Virginia quarterback Phillip Sims midway through the fourth quarter, which the Terrapins recovered.
– Terps –