Former Terps Diggs, Kilgo find homes in NFL draft

May 03, 2015 | WNST Staff

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former University of Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs was selected Saturday by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (146 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

In three seasons in College Park, Diggs amassed 150 receptions for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns while earning all-conference honors in both the Big Ten and ACC. Diggs’ 150 career receptions rank fourth in school history and his 2,227 receiving yards rank second. Diggs also finished ranked third in school history with 4,106 career all-purpose yards.

During his junior season Diggs earned second team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by the media while leading the team in receptions (52), receiving yards (654) and receiving touchdowns (5). Diggs totaled over 100 receiving yards on four occasions (vs. West Virginia, at Indiana, vs. Iowa and at Stanford), a total which ranked third in the Big Ten. He also set school bowl records by catching 10 passes for 138 yards in the Foster Farms Bowl against Stanford.

The Gaithersburg, Md. native made an immediate impact as a true freshman in 2012 finishing the season ranked second in the ACC and eighth nationally with 172.4 all-purpose yards per game. His 1,896 all-purpose yards were the second most in a single season in school history. He also ranked second in the ACC in kick return average (28.5) and fifth in punt return average (10.0) and led the team in receptions (54), receiving yards (848), and touchdown receptions (6).

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Former University of Maryland defensive lineman Darius Kilgo was selected Saturday by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round (203 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

“It’s a blessing to be a part of the Denver Broncos organization and I look forward to coming in and working from Day One,” Kilgo said.

A three-year starter at Maryland, Kilgo played in 43 games (36 starts) and recorded 125 tackles (72 solos), 19.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble and six fumble recoveries in his career.

Kilgo earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by the media during his senior campaign, while starting all 13 games. In 2014 Kilgo totaled 43 tackles (31 solo), 8.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, four fumble recoveries and one blocked kick. Kilgo’s four fumble recoveries were tied from most in the Big Ten.

The Charlotte, N.C. native originally came to Maryland in 2010 and was a member of Randy Edsall’s 2013 Leadership Council.