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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 1985 Touchdown Log

8 Touchdowns

8 Rushing, 5 Go-Ahead, Long of 21 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Redskins8
Lions3
Giants1
Bears1
Cowboys1
Browns1
Steelers1
Home4
Road4
Sunday6
Monday2
1st2
2nd3
3rd3
3 or fewer yards5
4-9 yards2
20-29 yards1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1985-09-09 WAS @ DAL L 14-44 2 Rushing 1 Trail 0-10 Trail 7-10
2 4 1985-09-29 WAS @ CHI L 10-45 1 Rushing 7 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
3 6 1985-10-13 WAS DET W 24-3 2 Rushing 1 Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
4 6 1985-10-13 WAS DET W 24-3 2 Rushing 21 Lead 10-3 Lead 17-3
5 6 1985-10-13 WAS DET W 24-3 3 Rushing 5 Lead 17-3 Lead 24-3
6 8 1985-10-27 WAS @ CLE W 14-7 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
7 11 1985-11-18 WAS NYG W 23-21 3 Rushing 1 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
8 12 1985-11-24 WAS @ PIT W 30-23 3 Rushing 1 Trail 17-20 Lead 24-20*