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John Riggins
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No. 44
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1949-08-04) August 4, 1949 (age 72)
Seneca, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Centralia (KS)
College: Kansas
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 11,352
Rushing average: 3.9
Rushing touchdowns: 104
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Pro Football Hall of Fame

Robert John Riggins (born August 4, 1949 in Seneca, Kansas) is a retired American football running back who used to play for the New York Jets and Washington Redskins of the NFL. He was nicknamed "The Diesel". He won Super Bowl XVII with the Washington Redskins where he was also the MVP and is a member of the Redskins Ring of Fame. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

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