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Encyclopedia > John Riggins
John Riggins
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Date of birth August 4, 1949
Place of birth Seneca, Kansas
Date of death
Position(s) Running Back
College Kansas
NFL Draft 1971 / Round 1 / 6th Overall
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Awards Super Bowl XVII MVP,
1983 Bert Bell Award,
1978 NFL Comeback POY
Honors NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
70 Greatest Redskins
Redskins' Ring of Fame
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Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1992

John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992 and is also famously known as the last white running back in the NFL. August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Seneca is a city located in Nemaha County, Kansas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1971 NFL Draft was held on January 28-29, 1971 // Round One Hall of Famers John Riggins, RB, Kansas - taken 1st round, 6th overall by the New York Jets. ... The American Football League (AFL, 1960 - 1969) stocked its teams in two ways: 1) Signing free agents (players whose contracts in other professional football leagues had expired, or who had no professional experience). ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National Anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in the United States... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... The Bert Bell Award for the Professional American football Player of the Year is presented by the Maxwell Football Club. ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... Honours may refer to: Honours, used to recognise merit in terms of achievement and service in the British honours system Honours degree, in association with Bachelors degree See also Honour or honor, comprises the reputation, self-perception or moral identity of an individual or of a group This is... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Retirement is the status of a worker who has stopped working. ... A world record is the best performance in a certain discipline, usually a sports event. ... 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City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, J-E-T-S Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum Local radio Flagship stations: WABC (770 AM) and WEPN (1050 AM) Announcers: Marty Lyons and Bob Wischusen League/Conference... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... See also: 1991 in sports, other events of 1992, 1993 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Seneca is a city located in Nemaha County, Kansas. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ...


Known by Redskins fans as the Diesel, Riggins was the classic workhorse runningback. Educated at the University of Kansas, he broke Gale Sayers's career rushing record for the school and led the Jayhawks to the Big 8 conference championship in 1968, KU's last championship in football (through the 2005 season). He was the first-round draft pick for the New York Jets in the 1971 draft. He spent five years with the Jets as he became the New York Jets MVP in 1972 and 1975. In that 1975 season, he made the pro bowl and was the first Jet to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,005). He eventually signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins in 1976. He remained with Washington until retiring in 1985, but voluntarily sat out the 1980 season over a contractual dispute. The University of Kansas (often referred to as just KU or Kansas) is an institution of higher learning located in Lawrence, Kansas. ... Gale Eugene Sayers (born May 30, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas), also known as The Kansas Comet, was a professional football player in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears. ... The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University of... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, J-E-T-S Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum Local radio Flagship stations: WABC (770 AM) and WEPN (1050 AM) Announcers: Marty Lyons and Bob Wischusen League/Conference... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Tackle during 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii A top cheerleader from each team takes part in the 2006 Pro Bowl in Hawaii The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... This article is about the year. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


He played in Super Bowl XVII and Super Bowl XVIII for the Redskins, in tandem with quarterback Joe Theismann and Washington's legendary offensive line known collectively as "The Hogs." He had 38 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown along with a 15-yard reception in Super Bowl XVII, becoming the game MVP. Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National Anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in the United States... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer for ESPN. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann, and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias, and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with American football. ... The Hogs was the nickname for the offensive line of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National Anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in the United States... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ...


With 10 minutes remaining in Super Bowl XVII and the Redskins trailing the Miami Dolphins 17-13, Riggins took a handoff on 4th-and-inches, broke an attempted tackle by Dolphin cornerback Don McNeal and rumbled down the left sideline (and past a stunned Dolphins' bench) for a 43-yard touchdown that gave Washington a 20-17 lead. The Redskins would tack on another score late in the game to clinch a 27-17 triumph, the Redskins' first world championship since 1941. City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe Rose... For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1941 calendar). ...


Riggins overall performace in the 1982 postseason was outstanding: 610 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in 4 games. His 610 rushing yards and his 4 consecutive games with over 100 yards were both NFL posteason records. The NFL playoffs following the 1982 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XVII. A players strike reduced the regular season to nine games. ...


In the following season, Riggins rushed for 1,347 yards and scored an NFL record 24 touchdowns, a record that would stand for 12 years. He went on to have another outstanding postseason, rushing for 242 yards and 5 touchdowns in their 2 playoff games, extending his NFL record of postseason games with at least 100 rushing yards to 6. He then rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins 38-9 Super Bowl XVIII loss against the Los Angeles Raiders. City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis Local radio Flagship stations: KSFO (560 AM)-English and KZSF (1370 AM)-Spanish Announcers: George Atkinson, Tom Flores, Greg Papa, and Jim Plunkett (English) and Erwin Higueros and Ambrosio Rico (Spanish...


Riggins was known for his hard running style and tough demeanor. He finished his career with 11,352 rushing yards and 250 receptions for 2,090 receiving yards, totalling 13,435 combined yards -- among the best ever for a running back. He also rushed for 104 touchdowns and caught 12 touchdown receptions during his career. He was the second player ever to rush for over 100 touchdowns in NFL history, and the first to do it since Jim Brown reached the milestone in 1965. In 1993, as both his and Thiesmann's jerseys were retired, he was nowhere to be found. His arrival was made obvious as the RFK Stadium crowd cheered when Riggins bounded onto the field in full Redskins battle regalia. James Nathaniel Jim Brown (born February 17, 1936) is a retired American professional football player who also made his mark as an actor and social activist. ... Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ...


Riggins's nightlife drew as much attention as his on-field exploits. In 1985, at a Washington Press Club dinner, an intoxicated Riggins infamously told Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: "Come on, Sandy Baby, loosen up. You're too tight," then passed out on the floor. Sandra Day OConnor (born March 26, 1930) is a former American jurist and politician who served as the first female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1981 to 2006. ...


Since retiring from professional football, Riggins has worked as a sports commentator on television and radio, and is a popular, near-notorious, figure in the Washington D.C. area. In 1994, he began acting lessons and has since starred in off-off-Broadway productions of the plays Gillette and A Midsummer Night's Dream (in which he played Bottom). His television credits include Guiding Light and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Interestingly, Sandra Day O'Connor came to one of Riggins' first plays in a small theatre in Olney, Maryland, and asked Riggins to autograph a football for her. Off-Off-Broadway refers to plays or musicals performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway or still professional off-Broadway productions. ... A Midsummer Nights Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare written sometime in the mid-1590s. ... Nick Bottom is a character in Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream who provides comic relief throughout the play, and is famously known for getting his head transformed into a donkeys head within the play. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ...


In July 2005, Westwood One announced that Riggins would serve as color commentator for the network's weekly national radio broadcast of Sunday Night Football starting in the 2006 season (although Riggins began his role as color commentator in 2005). Riggins' former teammate Joe Theismann will perform the same role on ESPN's weekly Monday night television broadcasts. Westwood One, Inc. ... A color (or colour) commentator, sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Sunday Night Football can refer to one of three National Football League television series: ESPN Sunday Night Football, which aired on the cable television network ESPN from the 1987 through 2005 NFL seasons. ... Joe Theismann (born September 9, 1949) is a former American football quarterback and current television football announcer for ESPN. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann, and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias, and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... ESPN (formerly an initialism for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


On July 18, 2006, Triple X ESPN Radio was launched with Riggins hosting The John Riggins show. This can be heard in the Washington, DC area weekdays from 4-7pm on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM & 730 AM, and on the Richmond, Virginia-based WXGI 950 AM. Riggins also briefly worked as a guest host on WNEW-FM radio's Sports Guys in New York City. WWXT (FM) 92. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Flag Seal Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Location Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Virginia Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 62. ... WNEW-FM is a New York City FM radio station operating at 102. ... The Sports Guys was a morning drive time sports radio program that was broadcast on WNEW-FM in New York City from Spring 2000 to early 2003. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


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John Riggins (born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas) is a former American Football running back, playing from 1971-1985.
With 10 minutes remaining in Super Bowl XVII and the Redskins trailing the Miami Dolphins 17-13, Riggins took a handoff on 4th-and-inches, broke an attempted tackle by Dolphin cornerback Don McNeal and rumbled down the left sideline (and past a stunned Dolphins' bench) for a 43-yard touchdown that gave Washington a 20-17 lead.
Riggins overall performace in the 1982 postseason was outstanding: 610 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in 4 games.
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