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Stefon Diggs Shines on Monday Night Football

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named the DC Touchdown Club Pro Football Player of the Week after catching 12 passes for 148 yards and tying his career high with three touchdowns as the Bills routed the Tennessee Titans, 41-7, on Monday night.

Diggs, who starred at Good Counsel High School and the University of Maryland, is just the second receiver in Bills’ history to have consecutive 100-yard receiving games to start a season, joining Andre Reed. Diggs caught a four-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and had touchdown catches of 46 and 14 yards in the third quarter.

“He did a great job getting open, making plays, making catches,” Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen said. “That long one was a great catch. He is what he is, that’s Stefon Diggs. We know he is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, receiver in the game right now. I trust him implicitly. I love that guy. He works his tail off.”

Diggs entered the NFL in 2015, drafted in the fifth round by the Minnesota Vikings. After five seasons in Minnesota, he was traded to Buffalo prior to the 2020 season and has been selected to the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons. Both Allen and Diggs credited their familiarity with each other for helping them succeed.

“It’s part of my job, as a leader on this team and as one of the captains,” Diggs said. “I feel like getting us started, getting us going, keeping us going and [having] good body language. At times I want it so bad, but keeping that good body language [is important] when things don’t go right and keep it chugging.”

About the Military Bowl Foundation
The Military Bowl Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates premier events in the National Capital Region to benefit our nation’s service members. Originally formed to create the region’s first-ever college football postseason bowl game, the Foundation now not only runs the Military Bowl presented by Peraton but additionally operates the DC Touchdown Club and Patriot Point, a retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Foundation hosts engaging events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for military service members, directly impacting those who give so much of themselves for the country.

About the DC Touchdown Club
The DC Touchdown Club honors the best in Washington Metro football, with year-round events highlighted by an annual awards dinner. Operated by the Military Bowl Foundation, the Club promotes the game of football, hosts entertaining social events and generates a significant philanthropic impact for Patriot Point. To learn more about the DC Touchdown Club, visit dctouchdownclub.com

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