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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 1975 Touchdown Log

9 Touchdowns

8 Rushing, 1 Receiving, 3 Go-Ahead, Long of 37 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Jets9
Patriots2
Vikings2
Chiefs2
Cowboys1
Chargers1
Colts1
Road8
Home1
Sunday8
Monday1
1st3
3rd4
4th2
3 or fewer yards6
4-9 yards1
10-19 yards1
30 or more yards1
Joe Namath1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 2 1975-09-28 NYJ @ KAN W 30-24 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
2 2 1975-09-28 NYJ @ KAN W 30-24 3 Rushing 2 Lead 17-14 Lead 23-14
3 4 1975-10-12 NYJ @ MIN L 21-29 1 Rushing 1 Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
4 4 1975-10-12 NYJ @ MIN L 21-29 3 Receiving 11 Joe Namath* Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
5 9 1975-11-16 NYJ @ BAL L 19-52 3 Rushing 2 Trail 6-38 Trail 13-38
6 12 1975-12-07 NYJ @ NWE W 30-28 3 Rushing 37 Lead 13-7 Lead 20-7
7 12 1975-12-07 NYJ @ NWE W 30-28 4 Rushing 6 Lead 20-14 Lead 27-14
8 13 1975-12-15 NYJ @ SDG L 16-24 4 Rushing 1 Trail 10-24 Trail 16-24
9 14 1975-12-21 NYJ DAL L 21-31 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*