Vikings offer the defensive backup Mar’Sean Diggs a look during camp for rookies.
Mar’Sean Diggs still needs to pin down his favorite moment from being a kid with Vikings’ top player, Minneapolis Miracle man, and Big brother Stefon.
“There are just so many,” said Mar’Sean, One of the rookies who were not drafted who are vying for spots on the roster at the Vikings’ three-day minicamp for rookies this weekend.
Of course,e, the numerous football memories came from watching Stefon as the team had the honor of being Rivals.com’s No. 2 wide receiver in the nation in Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Montgomery County, Md.
“He was lights-out great,” Mar’Sean told reporters. “The most impressive thing was when they played with an all-red team. I’m not sure of the name. There was a team from Florida during his senior year. He swore at them and took the game.”
There’s also a particular memory of the first time they got to know each other. Their parents, Aron, brought them together. Stefon was 13, and Mar’Sean was 11.
“My dad bought me a pair of shoes,” Mar’Sean told me. “He brought Stef along and made Stef present me with the shoes. He said to Stef, “This is my little brother.’ ”
Mar’Sean is smiling at the image. He then jots down his full memories of Stefon. An emotional one happened just a few days after they were introduced when Stefon had turned 14 years old and Mar’Sean was 12.
It was 2008. Aron, the imposing figure at 6-4, 260lbs, and 39 years old, was just old. However, he knew he would not get much time to live because he battled an insufficiency of a congestive heart.
“It was up to Stefon to be the father figure,” Mar’Sean said.
When he passed away, Aron told Stefon it was his responsibility to assist his mother, Stephanie, look after his sister Dalaini and the younger brothers. Trevon Diggs, the other, more youthful brother, is a defensive defender at Alabama.
“The best thing I can say about Stefon is when our father passed, Stefon took on that father role from then on,” Mar’Sean told me. “He’s been as a brother and a parent for us.
“He accepted us as his own, aware we didn’t have an adult figure to look up to. Then he took on that responsibility. We had him as our guide, taking care of us and being there for us whenever we needed him. Everything. We were a brother and father. That’s tough. It’s a lot from someone that young.”
The similarities between Mar’Sean as well as Stefon are evident. They have the exact facial expressions and laughter. According to Mar’Sean …
“The same hands,” he stated. “People claim I can catch the ball extremely well for a DB. I believe I can do it very well for any player. I was just a bit in the position of receiver in high school.”
Little brother laughed with laughter when asked if Stefon is faster than Stefon.
“He’s faster,” Mar’Sean declared.
However, Mar’Sean is better at 6-1 and 199.
He was a strong safety at UAB. In his 26 games, he made 99 tackles with three interceptions, 3 1/2 tackles for loss, and a forced fumble.
He didn’t hope to be selected but stated, “I knew somebody would give me a chance to prove I belong in the NFL.”
The first team to be on that list was Stefon’s employer. The Vikings, searching for the depth they need at safety, tried Mar’Sean as a free safety the other day.
“When my agent told me the Vikings wanted to try me out, that’s all I ever wanted was a chance,” the player said. “This is my football highlight because my dream is to play in the NFL.”
The Vikings held two practice sessions on Friday. There were 12 draftees and 10 undrafted rookies signed following being drafted. There were seven new veterans and 37 rookies trying out.
Of all those players, Mar’Sean and Marshall forward Anthony Anderson, a fellow attempt-out hopeful in the rookie class, were the final players to leave the field early Friday.
The older brother would be proud.
“He told me, ‘Just keep your head down and work,’ ” Mar’Sean told me. “He stated that I was here for business. At the moment, this is a corporate trip.”
Honda Will Return To Formula 1 as An Aston Martin Engine Supplier 2026.
Honda will return to Formula 1 in a formal role from 2026 as an engine supplier to Aston Martin. Aston Martin team. The company officially quit F1 in the year 2021; however, its engines are utilized by both Red Bull teams and are known as Hondas by 2023.
Honda announced on Wednesday that the F1’s goal of reaching carbon neutrality in 2030 had been a “key factor” behind its decision to return to F1 officially.
The new rules in 2026 are expected to enhance the electrical efficiency of F1 engines.
The body governing the sport, the FIA, requires the mark to use biodegradable synthetic fuels simultaneously.
Honda Racing Corporation president Koji Watanabe has stated: “In pursuit of its aim of achieving carbon neutrality before 2030, beginning in 2026, the FIA will require to use 100percent carbon neutral fuel, and electric power will increase dramatically by 3x the amount of the regulations currently in place.
“With this massive increase in power generated by electricity, it is clear that the most critical factor in winning in F1 is a small, powerful, light and efficient motor that has a battery with high performance that can be swiftly managing the power of a high output and energy management technology.
“We believe this know-how gained from this new challenge has the potential to be applied directly to a future mass-production electric vehicle.”
What’s the reason behind Honda’s shift in strategy?
F1 has used hybrid engines since 2014. However, the new regulations will result in significant changes to their layout.
Most significant is the elimination of the MGU-H element of the hybrid system, which recuperates energy from the turbo. It also increases a substantial percentage of hybrid power that is included in the engine’s power output.
Watanabe told reporters: “Currently, the electrical energy is 20% or less compared to the internal combustion engine.
“But the new regulations require about 50% or more electrification, which moves even further toward electrification, and the technology for electrification will be helpful for us in producing vehicles in the future.
Carbon-neutral fuels, as well as their integration in the engine, the engineer said, “match with Honda’s direction.”
Watanabe stated that expanding the F1 cost cap to engine covers was also an element in his decision, as it would have made “long-term and continuous participation in F1 easier”.