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Cowboys DB Trevon Diggs thanks Nick Saban for changing position at Alabama

Trevon Diggs celebrates on the sidelines with Cowboys
via: Trevon Diggs' Instagram

Trevon Diggs has come into his own five games into his second season in the NFL. After the Dallas Cowboys spent a second-round pick on him, the Alabama product was expected to be a key starter for a struggling defense.

But in just one year, Diggs appears to be one of the elite corners in the game at this point in the season.

Diggs has intercepted six passes in five games which leads the NFL, but at one point in his career becoming a defensive back wasn’t even in his plans. At Alabama, Diggs was recruited by head coach Nick Saban as a wide receiver but would eventually be shifted to cornerback.

At the time Diggs was frustrated by the decision and even got emotional. But with the help of Buffalo Bills wide receiver/brother Stefon Diggs, Trevon was able to progress and eventually flourish in his role.

And he has many thanks for Saban.

“I was hurt at first, honestly,” Diggs said on Sunday about the change at Alabama. “I called my brother. I was crying. He’s not someone to be like, ‘Oh, it’s OK.’ He be like, ‘Nah, let’s go. Now we got to go to work.’ He’s one of those types, and that’s exactly what I did. I sucked it up and just got back to work. I thank Saban for that. Appreciate you.”

To go along with his interceptions, Diggs has 18 total tackles and a league-leading 10 pass deflections on one of the best pass defenses in the NFL.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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