Maryland WR Stefon Diggs lands on Maxwell, Hornung watch lists

Maryland WR Stefon Diggs lands on Maxwell, Hornung watch lists
July 7, 2014, 1:00 pm
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Following an injury-shortened 2013 season, Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs finds himself on two high-profile watch lists as the 2014 campaign officially gets underway in less than two months.

Diggs was one of 74 players on the Maxwell Award watch list, an award that honors college football's top player. Among those 74 players are 19 wide receivers and 10 players from the Big Ten.

The junior has also been named to Hornung Award watch list, an honor that focuses on versatility -- the ability to receive, rush, and return the ball. He is again one of 10 players from the conference to be recognized in the preseason.

Diggs has been rehabbing since undergoing surgery in October to repair a broken leg that he suffered in Maryland's loss to Wake Forest in Week 8. He took part in non-contact workouts during spring practice and head coach Randy Edsall has maintained that he would be "ready for the season" this fall.

The Maryland native caught 34 passes for 587 yards last season. He was Maryland's second-leading receiver, despite missing six games due to injury.

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