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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 1983 Touchdown Log

1983 Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

24 Touchdowns

24 Rushing, 10 Go-Ahead, 1 Tying, Long of 17 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Redskins24
Cardinals5
Giants3
Cowboys3
Eagles3
Rams3
Packers2
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Road16
Home8
Sunday18
Monday5
Saturday1
1st7
2nd6
3rd5
4th6
3 or fewer yards21
10-19 yards3

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1983-09-05 WAS DAL L 30-31 1 Rushing 1 Lead 3-0 Lead 10-0
2 2 1983-09-11 WAS @ PHI W 23-13 4 Rushing 14 Tied 10-10 Lead 17-10*
3 3 1983-09-18 WAS KAN W 27-12 3 Rushing 2 Trail 3-12 Trail 10-12
4 4 1983-09-25 WAS @ SEA W 27-17 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
5 5 1983-10-02 WAS RAI W 37-35 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
6 6 1983-10-09 WAS @ STL W 38-14 1 Rushing 17 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
7 6 1983-10-09 WAS @ STL W 38-14 2 Rushing 1 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
8 6 1983-10-09 WAS @ STL W 38-14 3 Rushing 15 Lead 31-14 Lead 38-14
9 7 1983-10-17 WAS @ GNB L 47-48 2 Rushing 1 Trail 10-17 Tied 17-17
10 7 1983-10-17 WAS @ GNB L 47-48 4 Rushing 1 Trail 33-38 Lead 40-38*
11 9 1983-10-31 WAS @ SDG W 27-24 3 Rushing 2 Lead 10-7 Lead 17-7
12 9 1983-10-31 WAS @ SDG W 27-24 4 Rushing 1 Lead 17-7 Lead 24-7
13 10 1983-11-06 WAS STL W 45-7 2 Rushing 2 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
14 10 1983-11-06 WAS STL W 45-7 3 Rushing 2 Lead 24-7 Lead 31-7
15 11 1983-11-13 WAS @ NYG W 33-17 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
16 11 1983-11-13 WAS @ NYG W 33-17 4 Rushing 2 Lead 26-3 Lead 33-3
17 12 1983-11-20 WAS @ RAM W 42-20 1 Rushing 1 Trail 3-6 Lead 10-6*
18 12 1983-11-20 WAS @ RAM W 42-20 2 Rushing 1 Lead 19-6 Lead 26-6
19 12 1983-11-20 WAS @ RAM W 42-20 3 Rushing 1 Lead 29-6 Lead 36-6
20 13 1983-11-27 WAS PHI W 28-24 2 Rushing 2 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
21 13 1983-11-27 WAS PHI W 28-24 2 Rushing 2 Tied 14-14 Lead 21-14*
22 15 1983-12-11 WAS @ DAL W 31-10 1 Rushing 3 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
23 15 1983-12-11 WAS @ DAL W 31-10 4 Rushing 1 Lead 21-10 Lead 28-10
24 16 1983-12-17 WAS NYG W 31-22 4 Rushing 2 Lead 24-22 Lead 31-22

Playoffs

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 17 1984-01-01 WAS RAM W 51-7 1 Rushing 3 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
2 17 1984-01-01 WAS RAM W 51-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
3 17 1984-01-01 WAS RAM W 51-7 2 Rushing 1 Lead 31-7 Lead 38-7
4 18 1984-01-08 WAS SFO W 24-21 2 Rushing 4 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
5 18 1984-01-08 WAS SFO W 24-21 3 Rushing 1 Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
6 19 1984-01-22 WAS N RAI L 9-38 3 Rushing 1 Trail 3-21 Trail 9-21