A couple Maryland football alums found their way into NFL end zones on Sunday. The only member of Maryland’s 2016-17 campaign to secure a NFL contract secured the first touchdown of his professional career, while hometown kid Stefon Diggs was back in the area to add another score to his season total.
Late in the New Orleans Saints’ 47-10 shellacking of Buffalo, former Terps running back Trey Edmunds found a lane along the sideline and torched the defense for the score. It was the last of the Saints’ franchise-record six touchdowns on the day.
Trey Edmunds takes off down the sideline for his 1st NFL TD!— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 12, 2017
Franchise record 6️⃣ rushing touchdowns today.#SaintsGameday | #NOvsBUF pic.twitter.com/a8GRlmCWF3
Edmunds came in the fourth quarter to spell backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who both finished with 100 yards, and added a score to a game that was already out of hand. Edmunds finished the day with nine touches for 48 yards, with 41 of those coming on that touchdown run.
Elsewhere in the NFL, Diggs also had a day for himself against the hometown Washington team. He was back in the DMV area as Case Keenum came in and threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns. Minnesota (7-2) grabbed its fifth straight win.
Diggs was the recipient of four catches on five targets for 78 yards and a touchdown. His longest catch of the day came after he beat Washington corner Josh Norman for a 51-yard completion.
Stefon Diggs vs. Josh Norman.— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 2017
Advantage... #Skol pic.twitter.com/yFMBmLYknr
Diggs beat Norman by a pretty healthy margin, and was just a couple yards from a touchdown. Latavius Murray would punch it in a couple plays later, but Diggs would find the end zone before the end of this one.
Later in the first half, Diggs gave the Vikings the lead on a three-yard touchdown reception. The score was nice, but his celebration was better. Diggs did his best Antonio Brown impersonation, flying the plane before hugging the goalpost.
Stefon Diggs with the Antonio Brown memorial leap to hug the goal post pic.twitter.com/GtZuPkBpYg— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 12, 2017
Though the NFL is making efforts to be *slightly* more fun, the No Fun League flagged your favorite Terp for using the post as a prop.
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