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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 1976 Touchdown Log

4 Touchdowns

3 Rushing, 1 Receiving, 1 Go-Ahead, Long of 6 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Redskins4
Jets2
Cowboys1
Chiefs1
Road3
Home1
Sunday4
2nd1
3rd1
4th2
3 or fewer yards3
4-9 yards1
Billy Kilmer1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 5 1976-10-10 WAS KAN L 30-33 4 Rushing 6 Trail 24-26 Lead 30-26*
2 13 1976-12-05 WAS @ NYJ W 37-16 2 Rushing 1 Lead 17-3 Lead 24-3
3 13 1976-12-05 WAS @ NYJ W 37-16 3 Receiving 2 Billy Kilmer Lead 24-3 Lead 31-3
4 14 1976-12-12 WAS @ DAL W 27-14 4 Rushing 3 Lead 20-14 Lead 27-14