Diggs Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Month


Packers linebacker Na'il Diggs has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for December, Wednesday.

The third-year linebacker out of Ohio State posted 37 tackles (30 unassisted) in the final month, leading the Packers in that category in the last two games of the regular season.

He also had one interception, two pass break-ups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Diggs' biggest game of the season, if not his career, was arguably against the Buffalo Bills, when he helped the Packers' shut down the opposition 10-0.

In addition to his team-high 10 tackles, Diggs forced and recovered a Travis Henry fumble in the first quarter and intercepted a Drew Bledsoe pass late in the second quarter.

Against the Minnesota Vikings, Diggs made only six tackles, but no single play was more important than his one-armed takedown of running back Michael Bennett on a third-down screen pass in the fourth quarter that forced a punt and set up the Packers' winning drive.

Also memorable was his 33-yard return down the right sideline that set up a Packers score against the San Francisco 49ers after Vonnie Holliday intercepted a Jeff Garcia pass and gave it to Diggs on a lateral.

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