John Riggins

Running Back

“The Diesel”

John Riggins

14 seasons
11,352 rushing yards
104 rushing TDs
250 career receptions

14

seasons

11,352

rushing yards

104

rushing TDs

250

career receptions
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"I’m not much for X’s and O’s. All that stuff really can’t prepare you for a defense. You have to adjust to what they do from play to play. That’s why I like to carry the ball a lot. It lets me get a feel for what the defense is doing.”

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(Kansas)...6'2'', 230...Robert John Riggins ... Kansas All-American ... No. 1 draft pick, 1971 ... Career record: 11,352 yards, 104 TDs rushing; 2,090 yards receiving; 13,442 combined net yards, 116 TDs ... Most Valuable Player with 166 rushing yards, 43-yard winning touchdown, Super Bowl XVII ... Had five 1,000-yard rushing seasons ... Played in 1976 Pro Bowl ... All-NFL, 1983 ... Voluntarily sat out 1980 season ... Born August 4, 1949, in Seneca, Kansas.