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John Riggins

John Riggins


He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; He was the MVP of Super Bowl XVII
Fee Range: $10,000 - $20,000

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John Riggins Bio

Riggins, played for the University of Kansas, where he broke Gale Sayers' career rushing record for the school. 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 was the first Jet to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. He was eventually being signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins in 1976 where he had great success.

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 in Super Bowl XVII, becoming the game MVP.

Riggins was known for his hard running style and tough demeanor. He has a career 11,352 yards rushing and 2,090 yards receiving, giving him 13,435 combined yards, among the best ever for a running back. He also scored 104 rushing TDs (116 total) during his career; Riggins scored 24 touchdowns during the 1983 season, a record which stood for 12 years.

Since retiring from professional football, Riggins has worked as a sports commentator on television and radio, and is a popular sports figure in the Washington D.C. area. 

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