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John Riggins

Robert John Riggins (Diesel) (twitter: @riggo44)

Position: RB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 230 lbs.

Born: August 4, 1949 in Centralia, KS
High School: Centralia
College: Kansas   (school history)    (Riggins college stats)
Drafted by the New York Jets in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 91 (195th overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1992, finalist in 1991

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #120. Jim Marshall… #121. Doug Atkins… #122. Deion Sanders… #123. JOHN RIGGINS… #124. Rosey Brown… #125. Walter Jones… #126. Art Shell… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1971 22 NYJ FB 44 14 14 180 769 1 25 4.3 54.9 12.9 36 231 6.4 2 32 2.6 16.5 1000 3 6 11
1972 23 NYJ FB 44 12 11 207 944 7 40 4.6 78.7 17.3 21 230 11.0 1 67 1.8 19.2 1174 8 2 13
1973 24 NYJ FB 44 11 9 134 482 4 15 3.6 43.8 12.2 23 158 6.9 0 19 2.1 14.4 640 4 6 5
1974 25 NYJ FB 44 10 10 169 680 5 34 4.0 68.0 16.9 19 180 9.5 2 32 1.9 18.0 860 7 3 9
1975* 26 NYJ FB 44 14 14 238 1005 8 42 4.2 71.8 17.0 30 363 12.1 1 34 2.1 25.9 1368 9 5 14
1976 27 WAS FB 44 14 14 162 572 3 15 3.5 40.9 11.6 21 172 8.2 1 18 1.5 12.3 744 4 6 7
1977 28 WAS fb 44 5 5 68 203 0 12 3.0 40.6 13.6 7 95 13.6 2 53 1.4 19.0 298 2 0 3
1978 29 WAS FB 44 15 15 248 1014 5 31 4.1 67.6 16.5 31 299 9.6 0 33 2.1 19.9 1313 5 7 9
1979 30 WAS FB 44 16 15 260 1153 9 66 4.4 72.1 16.3 28 163 5.8 3 23 1.8 10.2 1316 12 5 12
1981 32 WAS rb 44 15 4 195 714 13 24 3.7 47.6 13.0 6 59 9.8 0 22 0.4 3.9 773 13 1 5
1982 33 WAS RB 44 8 8 177 553 3 19 3.1 69.1 22.1 10 50 5.0 0 11 1.3 6.3 603 3 2 8
1983+ 34 WAS RB 44 15 15 375 1347 24 44 3.6 89.8 25.0 5 29 5.8 0 14 0.3 1.9 1376 24 5 11
1984 35 WAS RB 44 14 14 327 1239 14 24 3.8 88.5 23.4 7 43 6.1 0 11 0.5 3.1 1282 14 7 10
1985 36 WAS RB 44 12 11 176 677 8 51 3.8 56.4 14.7 6 18 3.0 0 8 0.5 1.5 695 8 3 4
Career 175 159 2916 11352 104 66 3.9 64.9 16.7 250 2090 8.4 12 67 1.4 11.9 13442 116 58 121
9 yrs WAS 114 101 1988 7472 79 66 3.8 65.5 17.4 121 928 7.7 6 53 1.1 8.1 8400 85 36 69
5 yrs NYJ 61 58 928 3880 25 42 4.2 63.6 15.2 129 1162 9.0 6 67 2.1 19.0 5042 31 22 52

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1971 22 NYJ FB 44 14 14 0 6 2 -7 0
1972 23 NYJ FB 44 12 11 0 2 0 0 0
1973 24 NYJ FB 44 11 9 0 6 1 0 0
1974 25 NYJ FB 44 10 10 0 3 2 0 0
1975* 26 NYJ FB 44 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
1976 27 WAS FB 44 14 14 0 6 1 0 0
1978 29 WAS FB 44 15 15 0 7 1 0 0
1979 30 WAS FB 44 16 15 0 5 0 0 0
1981 32 WAS rb 44 15 4 0 1 0 0 0
1982 33 WAS RB 44 8 8 0 2 0 0 0
1983+ 34 WAS RB 44 15 15 0 5 0 0 0
1984 35 WAS RB 44 14 14 0 7 0 0 0
1985 36 WAS RB 44 12 11 0 3 0 0 0
Career 175 159 0 58 8 -7 0
9 yrs WAS 114 101 0 36 2 0 0
5 yrs NYJ 61 58 0 22 6 -7 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1983+ 34 WAS RB 44 15 15 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1985 36 WAS RB 44 12 11 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Career 175 159 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
9 yrs WAS 114 101 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
5 yrs NYJ 61 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1971 22 NYJ FB 44 14 14 1 2 3 18
1972 23 NYJ FB 44 12 11 7 1 8 48
1973 24 NYJ FB 44 11 9 4 4 24
1974 25 NYJ FB 44 10 10 5 2 7 42
1975* 26 NYJ FB 44 14 14 8 1 9 54
1976 27 WAS FB 44 14 14 3 1 4 24
1977 28 WAS fb 44 5 5 2 2 12
1978 29 WAS FB 44 15 15 5 5 30
1979 30 WAS FB 44 16 15 9 3 12 72
1981 32 WAS rb 44 15 4 13 13 78
1982 33 WAS RB 44 8 8 3 3 18
1983+ 34 WAS RB 44 15 15 24 24 144
1984 35 WAS RB 44 14 14 14 14 84
1985 36 WAS RB 44 12 11 8 8 48
Career 175 159 104 12 116 696
9 yrs WAS 114 101 79 6 85 510
5 yrs NYJ 61 58 25 6 31 186

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NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Matt Forte, Ted Brown, Domanick Williams, Alan Ameche, Alex Webster, Eddie Price, Ricky Williams, Jim Nance, Mike Thomas, Franco Harris*
4 Greg Pruitt, Ted Brown, Rodney Hampton, John Brockington, Joe Cribbs, Ottis Anderson, Terry Metcalf, Sam Cunningham, Gerald Riggs, Jerome Bettis
5 Boyd Dowler, Greg Pruitt, John Brockington, John Williams, Neal Anderson, Calvin Hill, Jerome Bettis, Shaun Alexander, Frank Gifford*, Sam Cunningham
6 Sam Cunningham, John Williams, Donny Anderson, John Brockington, Larry Csonka*, Ollie Matson*, Boyd Dowler, Neal Anderson, Calvin Hill, Chuck Muncie
7 John Brockington, Earnest Byner, Donny Anderson, John Williams, Larry Csonka*, Tony Nathan, Mike Garrett, Sam Cunningham, Jerome Bettis, Joe Cribbs
8 Neal Anderson, Donny Anderson, Ollie Matson*, Greg Pruitt, Earnest Byner, Ray Mathews, Tommy McDonald*, Tony Nathan, Sam Cunningham, Earl Campbell*
9 Earnest Byner, Donny Anderson, Tommy McDonald*, Frank Gifford*, Ray Mathews, Hugh McElhenny*, Ollie Matson*, Jerome Bettis, Chuck Muncie, Earl Campbell*
10 Tommy McDonald*, Hugh McElhenny*, Jerome Bettis, Frank Gifford*, Leroy Kelly*, Earnest Byner, Floyd Little*, Chuck Muncie, Corey Dillon, Earl Campbell*
11 Larry Csonka*, Ottis Anderson, Tommy McDonald*, Frank Gifford*, John Williams, Ollie Matson*, Leroy Kelly*, Floyd Little*, Jimmy Johnson*, Ray Renfro
12 Larry Csonka*, Corey Dillon, John Williams, Warrick Dunn, Frank Gifford*, Charley Taylor*, Freeman McNeil, Jimmy Johnson*, Tommy McDonald*, Herschel Walker
13 Frank Gifford*, Jimmy Johnson*, Earnest Byner, Warrick Dunn, James Brooks, Charley Taylor*, Freeman McNeil, Corey Dillon, Tommy McDonald*, Jerome Bettis
14 Frank Gifford*, Jimmy Johnson*, Earnest Byner, Charley Taylor*, Warrick Dunn, Tommy McDonald*, Jerome Bettis, Herschel Walker, James Brooks, Freeman McNeil
Career Frank Gifford*, Warrick Dunn, Earnest Byner, Jerome Bettis, Herschel Walker, Franco Harris*, Ottis Anderson, Fred Taylor, James Brooks, Freeman McNeil

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1971 22 14 RB 118 25
1972 23 12 RB 165 44 14 33
1973 24 11 RB 88 36
1974 25 10 RB 128 27 15 39
1975 26 14 RB 191 86 6 12
1976 27 14 RB 98 36
1977 28 5 RB 42 76
1978 29 15 RB 161 20 15 52
1979 30 16 RB 204 58 10 20
1981 32 15 RB 155 23 21 55
1982 33 8 RB 78 25
1983 34 15 RB 282 132 3 4
1984 35 14 RB 212 90 7 12
1985 36 12 RB 118 38
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