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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 1982 Touchdown Log

1982 Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

3 Touchdowns

3 Rushing, 1 Go-Ahead, Long of 2 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Redskins3
Giants1
Saints1
Eagles1
Road3
Sunday3
2nd1
4th2
3 or fewer yards3

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1982-09-12 WAS @ PHI W 37-34 4 Rushing 2 Trail 21-27 Lead 28-27*
2 3 1982-11-21 WAS @ NYG W 27-17 2 Rushing 2 Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
3 8 1982-12-26 WAS @ NOR W 27-10 4 Rushing 1 Lead 20-10 Lead 27-10

Playoffs

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 11 1983-01-15 WAS MIN W 21-7 1 Rushing 2 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
2 12 1983-01-22 WAS DAL W 31-17 2 Rushing 1 Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
3 12 1983-01-22 WAS DAL W 31-17 3 Rushing 4 Lead 14-10 Lead 21-10
4 13 1983-01-30 WAS N MIA W 27-17 4 Rushing 43 Trail 13-17 Lead 20-17*