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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 1981 Touchdown Log

13 Touchdowns

13 Rushing, 2 Go-Ahead, 1 Tying, Long of 14 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Redskins13
Cardinals3
Bears2
Colts2
Rams2
Giants1
Bills1
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Road8
Home5
Sunday13
2nd6
3rd3
4th4
3 or fewer yards10
4-9 yards2
10-19 yards1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 4 1981-09-27 WAS @ PHI L 13-36 4 Rushing 3 Trail 6-14 Trail 13-14
2 6 1981-10-11 WAS @ CHI W 24-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 10-0 Lead 17-0
3 6 1981-10-11 WAS @ CHI W 24-7 4 Rushing 2 Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
4 7 1981-10-18 WAS @ MIA L 10-13 4 Rushing 2 Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
5 9 1981-11-01 WAS STL W 42-21 2 Rushing 1 Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
6 9 1981-11-01 WAS STL W 42-21 3 Rushing 1 Lead 21-0 Lead 28-0
7 9 1981-11-01 WAS STL W 42-21 4 Rushing 4 Lead 35-21 Lead 42-21
8 11 1981-11-15 WAS @ NYG W 30-27 3 Rushing 1 Trail 10-20 Trail 17-20
9 13 1981-11-29 WAS @ BUF L 14-21 2 Rushing 2 Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
10 15 1981-12-13 WAS BAL W 38-14 2 Rushing 8 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
11 15 1981-12-13 WAS BAL W 38-14 2 Rushing 14 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
12 16 1981-12-20 WAS @ RAM W 30-7 2 Rushing 1 Trail 6-7 Lead 13-7*
13 16 1981-12-20 WAS @ RAM W 30-7 3 Rushing 1 Lead 16-7 Lead 23-7