Vikings officially announce Stefon Diggs contract extension | KFAN 100.3 FM

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Eagan, Minn. (July 31, 2018) – The Minnesota Vikings announce wide receiver Stefon Diggs has signed a contract extension with the club.

In his three-year career, Diggs has totaled 200 receptions, 2,472 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in 40 regular-season games (34 starts).

In 2017, Diggs became the fastest Viking wide receiver to accumulate 200 receptions, catching his 200th career pass in his 40th game. Diggs set career highs in catches (84) and receiving yards (903) in 2016 and caught a career-best eight touchdowns in 2017. Diggs has caught 18 passes for 233 yards and one touchdown in three career playoff games, all of which he started.

Diggs, who was honored on the NFL’s Top 100 list for the first time following the 2017 season coming in at 65, became the first player in NFL history to record at least 13 receptions in consecutive games with 13 vs. Detroit (11/6/16) and 13 at Washington (11/13/16). Diggs, who has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week once in his career (vs. Green Bay, 9/18/16), also was named the Vikings Rookie of the Year by the team and selected All-Rookie by the Pro Football Writers of America in 2015.

The 24-year-old Gaithersburg, Maryland native etched his name in Vikings lore after scoring the game-winning touchdown as time expired in the team’s Divisional Round victory over the New Orleans Saints on Jan. 14, 2018. The play, dubbed the Minneapolis Miracle, won the 2017 Bridgestone Performance Play of the Year at the NFL Honors and was awarded the Best Moment ESPY Award at the 2018 ESPYs.

FEWEST GAMES NEEDED TO REACH 200 RECEPTIONS | VIKINGS

RK. PLAYER (SEASONS)...................... GAMES

1. Stefon Diggs (2015-17)..................... 40

2t. Randy Moss (1998-00)...................... 42

2t. Percy Harvin (2009-11)..................... 42

 

SINGLE-GAME RECEPTIONS | VIKINGS

RK. PLAYER (OPPONENT, DATE)....... RECEPTIONS

1. Rickey Young (at NE, 12/16/79)......... 15

2. Cris Carter (at ARI, 10/2/94)............... 14

3t. Stefon Diggs (at DET, 11/6/16)....... 13

3t. Stefon Diggs (at WAS, 11/13/16).... 13

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