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Stefon Diggs Celebrates as Brother Signs with Alabama

Stefon Diggs delivered multiple highlight plays in his first season in the NFL.

Selected by Minnesota in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Diggs became the first rookie to lead the Vikings in receptions (52). He also led the team with 720 receiving yards and finished second on the roster with four touchdown catches.

On Wednesday, Diggs was able to enjoy a personal highlight. His brother, Trevon Diggs, signed a letter of intent to play for Alabama.

A third brother, Darez, who is between the ages of Stefon and Trevon, plays at Iowa Western.

Stefon made an emotional post on his Instagram account when he joined Trevon Wednesday.

Stefon has been a big part of his brothers' lives since their father Aron Diggs passed away when Stefon was just 14 and yet to set foot on a high school football field. Stefon became the man of the house and a role model for his brothers.

"(My father) kind of started me in football. Kind of guiding you and teaching you, and then you lose him," Stefon said last fall during an interview for Vikings: Beyond the Gridiron. "It was kind of hard for me in the beginning because I was so young and didn't know who to turn to and that kind of thing.

"I leaned on my little brothers. That's where all my love came from, and my mom of course. She never let me down," he added. "I leaned toward my little brothers because they lost a father figure as well. I was really next in line to who they'd look up to and who was going to guide them along the way."

Stefon became a voice of encouragement and a reminder of discipline.

"I just accepted that role in stride and took pride in it," he said. "It was rough on me, so I knew it was rough on them, but I couldn't be weak because we'd all be a mess, so I was trying to be strong."

Trevon is listed by recruiting site Rivals as a four-star recruit with a 5.9 "Rivals Rating." Stefon checked in as a five-star recruit with a 6.1 mark when he signed with Maryland to stay close to home.

How the Vikings 2015 draft class ranked as recruits:

CB Trae Waynes - 2 Stars, 5.4 Rivals Rating

LB Eric Kendricks - 3 Stars, 5.6 Rivals Rating

DE Danielle Hunter - 4 Stars, 5.8 Rivals Rating

OL T.J. Clemmings* - 4 Stars, 5.8 Rivals Rating

TE MyCole Pruitt - 2 Stars, 5.3 Rivals Rating

WR Stefon Diggs - 5 Stars, 6.1 Rivals Rating

OL Tyrus Thompson - 4 Stars, 5.8 Rivals Rating

DL B.J. DuBose - 3 Stars, 5.7 Rivals Rating

OL Austin Shepherd - 3 Stars, 5.7 Rating

LB Edmond Robinson - N/A

* Clemmings committed to Pitt as a DE before moving to tackle during his college career. 

How some Vikings veterans ranked as recruits:

Chad Greenway told "Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen he got bumped up from a one-star to a two-star recruit when he signed with Iowa. Here are some other notable rankings of players on the current Vikings roster:

QB Teddy Bridgewater: 4 Stars, 5.8 Rivals Rating

RB Adrian Peterson: 5 Stars, 6.1 Rivals Rating

WR Mike Wallace: 2 Stars, 5.2 Rivals Rating

WR Cordarrelle Patterson: 4 Stars, 6.0 Rivals Rating

WR Jarius Wright: 4 Stars, 5.8 Rivals Rating

TE Kyle Rudolph: 5 Stars, 6.1 Rivals Rating

T Matt Kalil: 5 Stars, 6.1 Rivals Rating

DE Everson Griffen: 5 Stars, 6.1 Rivals Rating

DT Sharrif Floyd: 5 Stars, 6.1 Rivals Rating

DT Linval Joseph: 3 Stars, 5.5 Rivals Rating

DE Brian Robison: 3 Stars, N/A Rivals Rating

LB Anthony Barr: 4 Stars, 6.0 Rivals Rating

CB Xavier Rhodes: 3 Stars, 5.6 Rivals Rating

CB Captain Munnerlyn: 2 Stars, 5.4 Rivals Rating

S Harrison Smith: 4 Stars, 5.8 Rivals Rating

K Blair Walsh: 3 Stars, 5.5 Rivals Rating

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