07/30/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: Quandre Diggs, Texas, DB...Diggs, a senior, is a three-year starting cornerback who has tallied 168 career tackles, 32 pass breakups and eight interceptions. Last season, the Angleton, Texas, native was an honorable mention All-Big 12 choice after posting 58 tackles and a team-high 10 pass breakups. - Texas football
07/30/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: CB Quandre Diggs, Texas...Diggs, a senior, is a three-year starting cornerback who has tallied 168 career tackles, 32 pass breakups and eight interceptions. Last season, the Angleton, Texas, native was an honorable mention All-Big 12 choice after posting 58 tackles and a team-high 10 pass breakups. - Texas football
07/30/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON JIM THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST: Quandre Diggs, Texas, Sr.,...It marks the second-straight year Diggs has been chosen for the Thorpe Award watch list. He has also been named to this season's watch lists for Nagurski Trophy and Bednarik Award, both of which honor the nation's top defensive player. Diggs, a senior, is a three-year starting cornerback who has tallied 168 career tackles, 32 pass breakups and eight interceptions. Last season, the Angleton, Texas, native was an honorable mention All-Big 12 choice after posting 58 tackles and a team-high 10 pass breakups.
Texas has had two winners of the Thorpe Award in its history in S Michael Huff and CB Aaron Ross, who won back-to-back in 2005 and 2006, respectively. UT has also had two other finalists; S Earl Thomas in 2009 and CB Quentin Jammer in 2001, and two other semifinalists; CB Nathan Vasher in 2003 and CB Rod Babers in 2002. - Texas football
06/16/2014 - Texas' top NFL Draft-Eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 5. CB Quandre Diggs, Senior...Over the last decade or so, Texas has garnered a reputation for routinely producing NFL-quality defensive backs, most recently Kenny Vaccaro, Earl Thomas and several others. The Longhorns didn't have a DB drafted last season, but with a strong senior season, Diggs should hear his name called next spring. A four-year starter, he has 36 career starts under his belt with excellent experience playing both inside and outside, often moving inside as the nickel corner on tape.
Diggs has good, not great, size and speed for the position and shows natural field and ball awareness, keeping his head on a swivel and his anticipating route combinations. At times he doesn't have the lower body burst to break on the ball in time and clearly lacks quick-twitch movements, but he plays the game with a veteran sense, leading the team last season in passes defended (10) despite no interceptions. He isn't the first round caliber player like Vaccarro or Thomas, but he has NFL skills to work with and is arguably the top defensive back in the conference. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/10/2014 - Three Longhorns return for senior seasons...University of Texas juniors DE Cedric Reed, DB Quandre Diggs and RB Malcolm Brown will forego early entry into the NFL Draft and return to Texas for their senior seasons, they each announced Thursday. Diggs is a two-time All-Big 12 selection who started all but one of the team's 13 games in 2013 and led the team in pass breakups with 10. He also tallied 58 tackles, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. "This will be fun, it will be different for sure, but I want to come back," Diggs said. "I want to have a full year healthy and this will hopefully be my first spring to be that way in two years. I'm looking forward to winning a lot of games and getting my degree. I'm just looking forward to being a senior leader and getting this thing back on top."
Diggs has played in 39 career games, including 35 starts and has registered 168 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, eight interceptions, 32 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery while playing both corner and safety in the secondary. He also has returned kicks for the Longhorns with 27 punt returns for 335 yards (12.4 yards per return), along with 20 kickoffs for 392 yards (19.6 ypr). "Coach Strong is a great guy," Diggs said. "I can tell he's serious about winning and wants what's best for the program and wants what's best for the players. He's going to shoot straight, let you know how it is and let you know what you have to do." - Texas football
12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Quandre Diggs (DB)...Has been selected Honorable Mention All-Big 12 for the 2013 college football season by the Big 12 Coaches. - Texas football
10/03/2013 - Scouting the Texas pass defense: Iowa State's Sam Richardson is a dual-threat quarterback, though to date he's been much more effective moving the ball through the air rather than on the ground. It's a game where the Longhorns will really miss CB Quandre Diggs, likely out with a leg injury. - The Sports Xchange
09/06/2013 - Scouting the Texas pass defense: Don't make too much of BYU's passing struggles last week -- the rain made it tough for either team to move the ball through the air. Taysom Hill completed 13 passes, but five receivers caught two or more passes, so Texas needs to be prepared for a team that spreads the field and doesn't lock onto any one receiver. - The Sports Xchange
08/28/2013 - Junior CB Quandre Diggs was limited early in camp because of offseason surgery for a hip injury, but is expected to be ready for the season opener. - The Sports Xchange
08/14/2013 - 2013 JET AWARD WATCH LIST: Quandre Diggs Jr. Texas,...The Jet Award honors the best return specialist in college football. Drawing its name from former Heisman trophy winner Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers, the Jet Award will be voted on by a selection committee, featuring football writers and broadcasters from around the country, as well as Rodgers. To be considered for the Jet Award, players must be a primary kick or punt returner for his team. They must be among the national leaders in return categories and show leadership, courage, desire and respect for authority and discipline. - Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation
08/12/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: CB Quandre Diggs led the Longhorns with four interceptions, but he bears some responsibility for a unit that was disappointing in 2012. The Texas secondary was hit or miss too often a year ago, particularly against top opponents. - The Sports Xchange
08/12/2013 - TOP TEXAS PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. CB Quandre Diggs (5-10, 200, 4.48)*...Despite returning three starters in the secondary, Texas is missing a vital part of its defense with Kenny Vaccaro playing on Sundays this fall in the NFL. But Diggs is expected to step up and take over that role as the leader on defense and might even play a similar position as Vaccaro, seeing some time at safety and nickel corner in the spring. He has started the last 24 games at Texas and has already recorded eight interceptions over his two-year collegiate career, adding 100 total tackles and six tackles for loss. Diggs, who is the younger brother of NFL corner Quentin Jammer, lacks ideal height for the position but has a solid build and is a physical run defender, violently striking the ballcarrier with proper timing and a nasty attitude.
He has fluid hips to redirect his frame and aggressively attack the ball in the air to break up passes (20 career passes defended), using good backfield vision to track and anticipate. Diggs starts too high in his backpedal and has some maddening inconsistencies with technique and focus that he needs to address before he's ready for the NFL. But he has shown improved instincts, and it shows on tape that he studies in the film room and listens to his coaches to know the tendencies of opposing offenses. While he hasn't exactly earned the top spot on this list just yet, Diggs has the potential to be the next Longhorns first-round defensive back if he irons out a few wrinkles and fills the shoes of Vaccaro as a do-everything defender on the outside, in the slot and near the line of scrimmage. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
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