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John Riggins

Robert John Riggins (Diesel, Riggo) (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 (204th 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 Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #228. Stew Barber… #229. Daryle Lamonica… #230. Erich Barnes… #231. JOHN RIGGINS… #232. Larry Csonka… #233. Steve Young… #234. Walt Sweeney… 

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt 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

Playoffs Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1976 27 WAS FB 1 1 7 30 0 16 4.3 30.0 7.0 4 29 7.3 0 13 4.0 29.0 59 0 0
1982 ❍ 33 WAS RB 4 4 136 610 4 43 4.5 152.5 34.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.3 3.8 625 4 0
1983+ 34 WAS RB 3 3 87 306 6 23 3.5 102.0 29.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.3 0.3 307 6 0
1984 35 WAS RB 1 1 21 50 2 8 2.4 50.0 21.0 50 2 0
Career 9 9 251 996 12 43 4.0 110.7 27.9 2 6 45 7.5 0 15 0.7 5.0 1041 12 0

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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

Playoffs Passing

Year Age Tm Pos 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 1 1 0-0 1 1 100.0 36 0 0.0 0 0.0 36 36.0 36.0 36.0 36.0 118.7 36.00 36.00 0.0
Career 9 9 0-0 1 1 100.0 36 0 0.0 0 0.0 36 36.0 36.0 36.0 4.0 118.7 0 0 36.00 36.00 0.0

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

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1982 ❍ 33 WAS RB 3 3 4 4 24
1983+ 34 WAS RB 3 3 6 6 36
1984 35 WAS RB 1 1 2 2 12
Career 9 9 12 12 72

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4 Rodney Hampton, Ted Brown, Curtis McClinton, Jim Nance, Calvin Hill, Sam Cunningham, Gerald Riggs, John Williams, Jerome Bettis*, Boobie Clark
5 Larry Csonka*, John Brockington, John Williams, Neal Anderson, Sam Cunningham, Jerome Bettis*, Delvin Williams, Calvin Hill, Joseph Addai, Adrian Peterson
6 Sam Cunningham, John Williams, John Brockington, Larry Csonka*, Neal Anderson, Calvin Hill, Chuck Muncie, Jerome Bettis*, Delvin Williams, Freeman McNeil
7 John Williams, John Brockington, Marshawn Lynch, Sam Cunningham, Delvin Williams, Jerome Bettis*, Neal Anderson, Sherman Smith, Terry Allen, Larry Csonka*
8 John Williams, Neal Anderson, Marshawn Lynch, Jerome Bettis*, Larry Csonka*, Calvin Hill, Sam Cunningham, Earl Campbell*, Delvin Williams, Mike Pruitt
9 Larry Csonka*, Jerome Bettis*, Eddie George, John Williams, Marshawn Lynch, Chuck Muncie, Corey Dillon, Freeman McNeil, Floyd Little*, Fred Taylor
10 Larry Csonka*, Eddie George, Marshawn Lynch, Jamal Lewis, Chuck Muncie, John Williams, Floyd Little*, Calvin Hill, Ottis Anderson, Jerome Bettis*
11 Larry Csonka*, Ottis Anderson, John Williams, Jerome Bettis*, Calvin Hill, Eddie George, Corey Dillon, Floyd Little*, Marshawn Lynch, Freeman McNeil
12 Larry Csonka*, Ottis Anderson, Jerome Bettis*, Corey Dillon, Freeman McNeil, Herschel Walker, Eddie George, Calvin Hill, Floyd Little*, Bill Brown
13 Jerome Bettis*, Ottis Anderson, Warrick Dunn, Herschel Walker, Larry Csonka*, Freeman McNeil, Corey Dillon, Fred Taylor, Frank Gore, Eddie George
14 Warrick Dunn, Jerome Bettis*, Franco Harris*, Herschel Walker, Ottis Anderson, Fred Taylor, Larry Csonka*, Freeman McNeil, Corey Dillon, Frank Gore
Career Warrick Dunn, Jerome Bettis*, Franco Harris*, Herschel Walker, Ottis Anderson, Fred Taylor, Larry Csonka*, Freeman McNeil, Corey Dillon, Frank Gore

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 37
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 78
1978 29 15 RB 161 14 16 57
1979 30 16 RB 204 58 10 20
1981 32 15 RB 155 9 21 68
1982 33 8 RB 78 26
1983 34 15 RB 282 131 3 3
1984 35 14 RB 212 86 7 13
1985 36 12 RB 118 38
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