Before they got to see what David Eldridge could do on the football field, his Virginia teammates took note of his hairstyle and his taste in music. That’s how Eldridge got the nickname “Diggy” in the summer of 2015.
“When I first came in last summer, some of the boys called me Diggy because I was singing Diggy Simmons’ songs and I had a little Mohawk like him, too,” Eldridge said. “So Diggy just kind of stuck with the coaches and the players. There could be a lot worse nicknames than that, so I kind of embraced it.”
Simmons, the son of rapper Rev Run from the group Run DMC, is an aspiring rap artist and actor. Eldridge is sophomore wide receiver at U.Va., which has won two games in a row and has an open date this week.