The sophomore from Gaithersburg is listed as the top specialist in the ACC. As a freshman, Diggs averaged 172.36 all-purpose yards, and returned kickoffs of 99 and 100 yards for touchdowns. Diggs ranked second last year in kick-return average (28.5) and fifth in punt-return average (10.0). His 1,896 yards last season were the second-most all-purpose yards in a season in Maryland history.
Voting for the team was conducted by media in attendance at the ACC Football Kickoff, which was held July 21-22 in Greensboro, N.C. Sixty-five ballots were cast.