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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 (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 1972 Touchdown Log

8 Touchdowns

7 Rushing, 1 Receiving, 5 Go-Ahead, 3 Tying, Long of 67 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Jets8
Bills2
Colts2
Redskins1
Patriots1
Dolphins1
Lions1
Road5
Home3
Sunday7
Thursday1
1st6
2nd2
3 or fewer yards4
4-9 yards1
10-19 yards1
30 or more yards2
Joe Namath1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1972-09-17 NYJ @ BUF W 41-24 1 Rushing 16 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
2 2 1972-09-24 NYJ @ BAL W 44-34 2 Receiving 67 Joe Namath* Trail 6-13 Tied 13-13
3 5 1972-10-15 NYJ @ NWE W 41-13 1 Rushing 6 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
4 6 1972-10-22 NYJ BAL W 24-20 1 Rushing 32 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
5 8 1972-11-05 NYJ WAS L 17-35 1 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
6 9 1972-11-12 NYJ BUF W 41-3 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
7 10 1972-11-19 NYJ @ MIA L 24-28 1 Rushing 1 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
8 11 1972-11-23 NYJ @ DET L 20-37 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*