Wildcats' 15.83 awards per fall sport lead conference by a wide margin
2013:Played in the final three games of the year on kickoff return after sitting out much of the season with an injury ... Named NU's Offensive Practice Player of the Week following Iowa game ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012:Appeared in two games as a redshirt freshman ... Against South Dakota, recorded a 13-yard reception, his first career catch ... Notched three rushes for 12 yards (long of 5) on the offensive end ... Named Special Teams Practice Player of the Week on two occasions ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011:Redshirted and contributed to NU's scout team defense ... Earned team's special teams practice player of the week honor ahead of Rice game.
High School: 2010 Illinois Class 5A all-state selection at outside linebacker and Daily Herald Du Page County All-Area honoree ... Listed among top-10 outside linebackers in Illinois by ESPN Rise... Member of two Illinois Class 5A state championship-winning teams (2009, 2010) at Montini Catholic ... Led the Broncos with 135 tackles in 2009 and finished with 265 for his career ... 2010 team captain ... Also qualified for the IHSA Class 2A state wrestling tournament at 189 pounds ... Three-time All-Suburban Christian Conference Academic honoree ... IHSA All-State Academic team nominee ... Recipient of President's Award for academic excellence and National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Douglas Lawrence Diedrick ... Son of Larry and Bobbi Diedrick ... Father was a walk-on running back at Notre Dame ... Childhood friend of Northwestern basketball point guard Dave Sobolewski ... Diedrick played entire 14-game senior season with torn ACL ... Majoring in economics.