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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 1979 Touchdown Log

12 Touchdowns

9 Rushing, 3 Receiving, 4 Go-Ahead, 2 Tying, Long of 66 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Redskins12
Cowboys3
Cardinals2
Eagles2
Bengals2
Packers1
Steelers1
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Home6
Road6
Sunday12
1st2
2nd4
4th6
3 or fewer yards5
4-9 yards5
10-19 yards1
30 or more yards1
Joe Theismann3

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 5 1979-09-30 WAS @ ATL W 16-7 2 Rushing 1 Trail 6-7 Lead 13-7*
2 6 1979-10-07 WAS @ PHI L 17-28 2 Receiving 4 Joe Theismann Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
3 6 1979-10-07 WAS @ PHI L 17-28 4 Rushing 1 Trail 10-28 Trail 17-28
4 10 1979-11-04 WAS @ PIT L 7-38 2 Rushing 4 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
5 11 1979-11-11 WAS STL W 30-28 1 Rushing 7 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
6 11 1979-11-11 WAS STL W 30-28 4 Receiving 4 Joe Theismann Lead 20-7 Lead 27-7
7 12 1979-11-18 WAS DAL W 34-20 2 Rushing 3 Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
8 14 1979-12-02 WAS GNB W 38-21 4 Receiving 12 Joe Theismann Tied 21-21 Lead 28-21*
9 15 1979-12-09 WAS CIN W 28-14 1 Rushing 7 Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
10 15 1979-12-09 WAS CIN W 28-14 4 Rushing 2 Lead 21-14 Lead 28-14
11 16 1979-12-16 WAS @ DAL L 34-35 4 Rushing 1 Trail 20-21 Lead 27-21*
12 16 1979-12-16 WAS @ DAL L 34-35 4 Rushing 66 Lead 27-21 Lead 34-21