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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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John Riggins Career Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1940 to 2013.

Career Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

116 Touchdowns

104 Rushing, 12 Receiving, 47 Go-Ahead, 11 Tying, Long of 67 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
198324
198414
198113
197912
19759
19858
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Redskins85
Jets31
Cardinals13
Cowboys10
Giants9
Eagles9
Colts9
Chargers7
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Road69
Home47
Sunday100
Monday14
Saturday1
Thursday1
1st26
2nd38
3rd25
4th27
3 or fewer yards83
4-9 yards16
10-19 yards9
20-29 yards1
30 or more yards7
Joe Namath4
Joe Theismann3
Billy Kilmer3
Bob Davis2

Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1971 5 1971-10-17 NYJ BUF W 28-17 4 Receiving 32 Bob Davis Lead 21-17 Lead 28-17
2 1971 7 1971-10-31 NYJ @ SDG L 21-49 2 Receiving 31 Bob Davis Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
3 1971 13 1971-12-12 NYJ NWE W 13-6 3 Rushing 1 Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
4 1972 1 1972-09-17 NYJ @ BUF W 41-24 1 Rushing 16 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
5 1972 2 1972-09-24 NYJ @ BAL W 44-34 2 Receiving 67 Joe Namath* Trail 6-13 Tied 13-13
6 1972 5 1972-10-15 NYJ @ NWE W 41-13 1 Rushing 6 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
7 1972 6 1972-10-22 NYJ BAL W 24-20 1 Rushing 32 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
8 1972 8 1972-11-05 NYJ WAS L 17-35 1 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
9 1972 9 1972-11-12 NYJ BUF W 41-3 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
10 1972 10 1972-11-19 NYJ @ MIA L 24-28 1 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
11 1972 11 1972-11-23 NYJ @ DET L 20-37 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
12 1973 6 1973-10-21 NYJ @ PIT L 14-26 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
13 1973 8 1973-11-04 NYJ MIA L 14-24 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
14 1973 8 1973-11-04 NYJ MIA L 14-24 2 Rushing 3 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
15 1973 9 1973-11-11 NYJ NWE W 33-13 1 Rushing 1 Trail 0-6 Lead 7-6*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
16 1974 3 1974-09-29 NYJ @ BUF L 12-16 2 Rushing 13 Trail 0-10 Trail 6-10
17 1974 4 1974-10-07 NYJ @ MIA L 17-21 3 Receiving 9 Joe Namath* Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
18 1974 12 1974-12-01 NYJ SDG W 27-14 1 Receiving 4 Joe Namath* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
19 1974 12 1974-12-01 NYJ SDG W 27-14 2 Rushing 3 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
20 1974 12 1974-12-01 NYJ SDG W 27-14 2 Rushing 2 Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
21 1974 14 1974-12-15 NYJ @ BAL W 45-38 2 Rushing 1 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
22 1974 14 1974-12-15 NYJ @ BAL W 45-38 2 Rushing 2 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
23 1975 2 1975-09-28 NYJ @ KAN W 30-24 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
24 1975 2 1975-09-28 NYJ @ KAN W 30-24 3 Rushing 2 Lead 17-14 Lead 23-14
25 1975 4 1975-10-12 NYJ @ MIN L 21-29 1 Rushing 1 Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
26 1975 4 1975-10-12 NYJ @ MIN L 21-29 3 Receiving 11 Joe Namath* Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
27 1975 9 1975-11-16 NYJ @ BAL L 19-52 3 Rushing 2 Trail 6-38 Trail 13-38
28 1975 12 1975-12-07 NYJ @ NWE W 30-28 3 Rushing 37 Lead 13-7 Lead 20-7
29 1975 12 1975-12-07 NYJ @ NWE W 30-28 4 Rushing 6 Lead 20-14 Lead 27-14
30 1975 13 1975-12-15 NYJ @ SDG L 16-24 4 Rushing 1 Trail 10-24 Trail 16-24
31 1975 14 1975-12-21 NYJ DAL L 21-31 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
32 1976 5 1976-10-10 WAS KAN L 30-33 4 Rushing 6 Trail 24-26 Lead 30-26*
33 1976 13 1976-12-05 WAS @ NYJ W 37-16 2 Rushing 1 Lead 17-3 Lead 24-3
34 1976 13 1976-12-05 WAS @ NYJ W 37-16 3 Receiving 2 Billy Kilmer Lead 24-3 Lead 31-3
35 1976 14 1976-12-12 WAS @ DAL W 27-14 4 Rushing 3 Lead 20-14 Lead 27-14
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
36 1977 1 1977-09-18 WAS @ NYG L 17-20 4 Receiving 3 Billy Kilmer Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*
37 1977 3 1977-10-02 WAS STL W 24-14 4 Receiving 53 Billy Kilmer Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
38 1978 7 1978-10-15 WAS @ PHI L 10-17 3 Rushing 3 Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
39 1978 9 1978-10-29 WAS SFO W 38-20 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-10 Trail 7-10
40 1978 9 1978-10-29 WAS SFO W 38-20 3 Rushing 1 Lead 21-13 Lead 28-13
41 1978 10 1978-11-06 WAS @ BAL L 17-21 3 Rushing 1 Trail 10-14 Lead 17-14*
42 1978 15 1978-12-10 WAS @ ATL L 17-20 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
43 1979 5 1979-09-30 WAS @ ATL W 16-7 2 Rushing 1 Trail 6-7 Lead 13-7*
44 1979 6 1979-10-07 WAS @ PHI L 17-28 2 Receiving 4 Joe Theismann Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
45 1979 6 1979-10-07 WAS @ PHI L 17-28 4 Rushing 1 Trail 10-28 Trail 17-28
46 1979 10 1979-11-04 WAS @ PIT L 7-38 2 Rushing 4 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
47 1979 11 1979-11-11 WAS STL W 30-28 1 Rushing 7 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
48 1979 11 1979-11-11 WAS STL W 30-28 4 Receiving 4 Joe Theismann Lead 20-7 Lead 27-7
49 1979 12 1979-11-18 WAS DAL W 34-20 2 Rushing 3 Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
50 1979 14 1979-12-02 WAS GNB W 38-21 4 Receiving 12 Joe Theismann Tied 21-21 Lead 28-21*
51 1979 15 1979-12-09 WAS CIN W 28-14 1 Rushing 7 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
52 1979 15 1979-12-09 WAS CIN W 28-14 4 Rushing 2 Lead 21-14 Lead 28-14
53 1979 16 1979-12-16 WAS @ DAL L 34-35 4 Rushing 1 Trail 20-21 Lead 27-21*
54 1979 16 1979-12-16 WAS @ DAL L 34-35 4 Rushing 66 Lead 27-21 Lead 34-21
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
55 1981 4 1981-09-27 WAS @ PHI L 13-36 4 Rushing 3 Trail 6-14 Trail 13-14
56 1981 6 1981-10-11 WAS @ CHI W 24-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
57 1981 6 1981-10-11 WAS @ CHI W 24-7 4 Rushing 2 Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
58 1981 7 1981-10-18 WAS @ MIA L 10-13 4 Rushing 2 Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
59 1981 9 1981-11-01 WAS STL W 42-21 2 Rushing 1 Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
60 1981 9 1981-11-01 WAS STL W 42-21 3 Rushing 1 Lead 21-0 Lead 28-0
61 1981 9 1981-11-01 WAS STL W 42-21 4 Rushing 4 Lead 35-21 Lead 42-21
62 1981 11 1981-11-15 WAS @ NYG W 30-27 3 Rushing 1 Trail 10-20 Trail 17-20
63 1981 13 1981-11-29 WAS @ BUF L 14-21 2 Rushing 2 Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
64 1981 15 1981-12-13 WAS BAL W 38-14 2 Rushing 8 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
65 1981 15 1981-12-13 WAS BAL W 38-14 2 Rushing 14 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
66 1981 16 1981-12-20 WAS @ RAM W 30-7 2 Rushing 1 Trail 6-7 Lead 13-7*
67 1981 16 1981-12-20 WAS @ RAM W 30-7 3 Rushing 1 Lead 16-7 Lead 23-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
68 1982 1 1982-09-12 WAS @ PHI W 37-34 4 Rushing 2 Trail 21-27 Lead 28-27*
69 1982 3 1982-11-21 WAS @ NYG W 27-17 2 Rushing 2 Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
70 1982 8 1982-12-26 WAS @ NOR W 27-10 4 Rushing 1 Lead 20-10 Lead 27-10
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
71 1983 1 1983-09-05 WAS DAL L 30-31 1 Rushing 1 Lead 3-0 Lead 10-0
72 1983 2 1983-09-11 WAS @ PHI W 23-13 4 Rushing 14 Tied 10-10 Lead 17-10*
73 1983 3 1983-09-18 WAS KAN W 27-12 3 Rushing 2 Trail 3-12 Trail 10-12
74 1983 4 1983-09-25 WAS @ SEA W 27-17 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
75 1983 5 1983-10-02 WAS RAI W 37-35 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
76 1983 6 1983-10-09 WAS @ STL W 38-14 1 Rushing 17 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
77 1983 6 1983-10-09 WAS @ STL W 38-14 2 Rushing 1 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
78 1983 6 1983-10-09 WAS @ STL W 38-14 3 Rushing 15 Lead 31-14 Lead 38-14
79 1983 7 1983-10-17 WAS @ GNB L 47-48 2 Rushing 1 Trail 10-17 Tied 17-17
80 1983 7 1983-10-17 WAS @ GNB L 47-48 4 Rushing 1 Trail 33-38 Lead 40-38*
81 1983 9 1983-10-31 WAS @ SDG W 27-24 3 Rushing 2 Lead 10-7 Lead 17-7
82 1983 9 1983-10-31 WAS @ SDG W 27-24 4 Rushing 1 Lead 17-7 Lead 24-7
83 1983 10 1983-11-06 WAS STL W 45-7 2 Rushing 2 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
84 1983 10 1983-11-06 WAS STL W 45-7 3 Rushing 2 Lead 24-7 Lead 31-7
85 1983 11 1983-11-13 WAS @ NYG W 33-17 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
86 1983 11 1983-11-13 WAS @ NYG W 33-17 4 Rushing 2 Lead 26-3 Lead 33-3
87 1983 12 1983-11-20 WAS @ RAM W 42-20 1 Rushing 1 Trail 3-6 Lead 10-6*
88 1983 12 1983-11-20 WAS @ RAM W 42-20 2 Rushing 1 Lead 19-6 Lead 26-6
89 1983 12 1983-11-20 WAS @ RAM W 42-20 3 Rushing 1 Lead 29-6 Lead 36-6
90 1983 13 1983-11-27 WAS PHI W 28-24 2 Rushing 2 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
91 1983 13 1983-11-27 WAS PHI W 28-24 2 Rushing 2 Tied 14-14 Lead 21-14*
92 1983 15 1983-12-11 WAS @ DAL W 31-10 1 Rushing 3 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
93 1983 15 1983-12-11 WAS @ DAL W 31-10 4 Rushing 1 Lead 21-10 Lead 28-10
94 1983 16 1983-12-17 WAS NYG W 31-22 4 Rushing 2 Lead 24-22 Lead 31-22
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
95 1984 1 1984-09-02 WAS MIA L 17-35 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
96 1984 2 1984-09-10 WAS @ SFO L 31-37 3 Rushing 1 Trail 10-27 Trail 17-27
97 1984 2 1984-09-10 WAS @ SFO L 31-37 4 Rushing 1 Trail 17-34 Trail 24-34
98 1984 3 1984-09-16 WAS NYG W 30-14 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
99 1984 3 1984-09-16 WAS NYG W 30-14 2 Rushing 1 Tied 7-7 Lead 13-7*
100 1984 4 1984-09-23 WAS @ NWE W 26-10 1 Rushing 13 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
101 1984 5 1984-09-30 WAS PHI W 20-0 3 Rushing 8 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
102 1984 6 1984-10-07 WAS @ IND W 35-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
103 1984 8 1984-10-21 WAS @ STL L 24-26 3 Rushing 2 Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*
104 1984 10 1984-11-05 WAS ATL W 27-14 2 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
105 1984 10 1984-11-05 WAS ATL W 27-14 3 Rushing 1 Tied 14-14 Lead 20-14*
106 1984 13 1984-11-25 WAS BUF W 41-14 1 Rushing 2 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
107 1984 15 1984-12-09 WAS @ DAL W 30-28 4 Rushing 1 Trail 23-28 Lead 30-28*
108 1984 16 1984-12-16 WAS STL W 29-27 2 Rushing 5 Lead 13-7 Lead 20-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
109 1985 1 1985-09-09 WAS @ DAL L 14-44 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-10 Trail 7-10
110 1985 4 1985-09-29 WAS @ CHI L 10-45 1 Rushing 7 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
111 1985 6 1985-10-13 WAS DET W 24-3 2 Rushing 1 Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
112 1985 6 1985-10-13 WAS DET W 24-3 2 Rushing 21 Lead 10-3 Lead 17-3
113 1985 6 1985-10-13 WAS DET W 24-3 3 Rushing 5 Lead 17-3 Lead 24-3
114 1985 8 1985-10-27 WAS @ CLE W 14-7 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
115 1985 11 1985-11-18 WAS NYG W 23-21 3 Rushing 1 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
116 1985 12 1985-11-24 WAS @ PIT W 30-23 3 Rushing 1 Trail 17-20 Lead 24-20*

Playoffs

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1982 11 1983-01-15 WAS MIN W 21-7 1 Rushing 2 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
2 1982 12 1983-01-22 WAS DAL W 31-17 2 Rushing 1 Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
3 1982 12 1983-01-22 WAS DAL W 31-17 3 Rushing 4 Lead 14-10 Lead 21-10
4 1982 13 1983-01-30 WAS N MIA W 27-17 4 Rushing 43 Trail 13-17 Lead 20-17*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
5 1983 17 1984-01-01 WAS RAM W 51-7 1 Rushing 3 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
6 1983 17 1984-01-01 WAS RAM W 51-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
7 1983 17 1984-01-01 WAS RAM W 51-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 31-7 Lead 38-7
8 1983 18 1984-01-08 WAS SFO W 24-21 2 Rushing 4 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
9 1983 18 1984-01-08 WAS SFO W 24-21 3 Rushing 1 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
10 1983 19 1984-01-22 WAS N RAI L 9-38 3 Rushing 1 Trail 3-21 Trail 9-21
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
11 1984 17 1984-12-30 WAS CHI L 19-23 3 Rushing 1 Trail 3-16 Trail 10-16
12 1984 17 1984-12-30 WAS CHI L 19-23 3 Rushing 1 Trail 10-23 Trail 17-23