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#44 John Riggins
RB, (1976-79; 1981-85)
Lifetime Statistics

John Riggins
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  • John Riggins may be best remembered for his game-breaking, 43-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XVII against the Miami Dolphins. The run sealed a 27-17 Redskins' victory. For racking up 166 total rushing yards, Riggins was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

  • 1983: Named the Maxwell Club Player of the Year and named to the All-NFL team and the AP All-Pro Team.


    Lifetime Statistics

    Rushing Att. Yards Avg. Long TD
    1976 162 572 3.5 15 3
    1977 Not Available      
    1978 248 1014 4.1 31 5
    1979 260 1153 4.4 66 9
    1980 Did Not Play    
    1981 195 714 3.7 32 4
    1982 177 553 3.1 19 3
    1983 375 1347 3.6 44 24
    1984 327 1239 3.8 24 14
    1985 176 677 3.8 51 8
    TOTAL 1920 7269 3.7 66 70


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