Is Dallas Cowboys Cornerback Trevon Diggs Related to Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs?

Dallas Cowboys’ second-year sensation Trevon Diggs is a burgeoning star on the Dallas Cowboys’ surprising defense. After gaining a reputation as a diva wide receiver as a Minnesota Viking, Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs has become one of the best players in the league at his position. The question is, are Trevon Diggs and Stefon Diggs related? 

Stefon Diggs and Trevon Diggs are brothers

Are Trevon Diggs and Stefon Diggs related? Pictured (L-R): Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
(L-R) Trevon Diggs, Stefon Diggs | Photo by Elsa/Getty Images; Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images

The answer is yes. Stefon Diggs is Trevon Diggs’ older brother. The two NFL stars join a relatively small handful of brothers who’ve made it to football’s highest level. This exclusive list includes well-known football families such as the Manning’s, Watt’s, McCourty’s, Barber’s, Kelce’s, and Sharpe’s. 

Stefon and Trevon Diggs, along with their brother and sister, grew up in Maryland. Aron Diggs, the NFL players’ father, died in 2008 of congestive heart failure, and Stefon became a father figure to Trevon and his other younger brother and sister, according to ESPN

Four years later, Stefon left for college but stayed close to home at the University of Maryland. In three seasons as a Terp, the wideout caught 150 balls for 2,227 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. 

After heading to the Minnesota Viking with the No. 146 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Stefon made a name for himself as one of the best receivers in the league before a trade sent him to Buffalo in 2020. 

Younger brother Trevon went to Alabama as a receiver just like his brother, but coach Nick Saban convinced the incredible athlete to switch to cornerback. In three seasons on defense, Trevon made 68 tackles, picked off four balls, and recovered two fumbles while also returning kicks. 

The Dallas Cowboys picked Trevon in the second round of the 2020 draft. The corners started 11 games as a rookie and is the team’s top corner in year two. 

One side note, the Diggs brothers aren’t the only Diggs in the NFL. Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs is not related to the Cowboys and Bills stars. However, Quandre is the half-brother of former Chargers great Quintin Jammer, per ESPN.

Trevon Diggs is quickly becoming a transformative defensive star for the Dallas Cowboys

The much-maligned Cowboys defense has played well in 2021. Even with the loss of top pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence, Big D’s D is helping the team win thanks to a league-leading eight takeaways in three games. 

Leading the way in the takeaway category is Trevon Diggs. The former Crimson Tide corner has a pick in each of his first three games. In Game 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he even returned an INT 59-yards for a touchdown. 

Trevon’s ball-hawking ability is helping him establish a reputation as one of the best young defensive playmakers in the league, much like his brother is one of the most dangerous offensive weapons in the NFL. 

Through three games, Trevon has as many touchdowns (1) as Stefon, which has to tweak the ultra-competitive older bro. 

Stefon Diggs is one of the best wide receivers in the league for the Buffalo Bills

Stefon went from fifth-round pick to star receiver in five seasons with the Vikings. He made 365 receptions for 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns in the Twin Cities. In 2019, his relationship with the team soured, and the franchise shipped him to Buffalo

With this change of scenery, Stefon became an All-Pro WR in 2020. He led the league in receptions (127) and receiving yards (1,535) last season while helping the Bills win the AFC East for the first time since 1995 and make the AFC Championship game. 

The talented pass-catcher is now the focus of opposing defenses and, as such, only has 191 receiving yards and one touchdown through three games in 2021. 

As for his brother having the same number of scores as him so far, Stefon recently said in a press conference that, while he’s “super excited for him,” he also told Trevon, “Give me a couple games. I’ll run you down quick.”

All stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference and Sports Reference

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