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Diggs entertaining family today

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings rookie Stefon Diggs is plenty excited for his mom, whom he calls Superwoman, to see him play today against the Green Bay Packers. It will be the first time she has seen him play in the NFL.

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass before the Nov. 8 game against St. Louis at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Bruce Kluckhohn / USA Today Sports
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings rookie Stefon Diggs is plenty excited for his mom, whom he calls Superwoman, to see him play today against the Green Bay Packers. It will be the first time she has seen him play in the NFL.
Stephanie Diggs raised Stefon and his four siblings by herself in Maryland after her husband, Aron, died of congestive heart failure in January 2008. Diggs’ first name comes from combining his parents’ names.
His mother, an Amtrak train attendant, has been able to attend only one Minnesota game this season. That was the Sept. 27 home game vs. San Diego, a week before her son was activated.
Since then, Diggs has taken the NFL by storm, catching 30 passes for 507 yards in six games.
In today’s game at TCF Bank Stadium, his mother will get to see the show for herself.
“She’s excited,” Diggs said. “I’m looking forward to it. When your mom’s there, good things usually happen, so I’m happy. I’m always happy to see my mom in general, and this is going to be fun and especially because it’s a big game.”
Diggs, 21, grew up in the Washington suburb of Gaithersburg, Md. He has three brothers ― Aron, 25; Darez, 20; and Trevon, 17- and a sister, Porsche, 24.
Darez is a cornerback at Iowa Western Community College. Trevon is a senior wide receiver in high school and has committed to play next season at Alabama.
“I’m very close to my mother,” Diggs said. “That’s Superwoman. She did a great job in raising me. My mom taught me so much. She taught me so much along the way as far as how to handle my business.”
Diggs said his mother is his biggest fan but sometimes he surprises even her. When he made a diving 36-yard touchdown catch last month at Detroit, Diggs said, his mom didn’t think he would catch the pass.
Today, Diggs hopes to do something special she can see in person.

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