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John Riggins (III)

As one of football's most colorful personalities, John Riggins is best known for his days as a running back for the Washington Redskins. His bruising, punishing style of play wore down opponents and brought new meaning to the concept of the power running game. He is equally remembered as a renegade for sporting a Mohawk early in his career and for... See full bio »

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 2015 The Wedding Ringer
Football Legend
 2009 One Tree Hill (TV Series)
- Some Roads Lead Nowhere (2009) ... Ken
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Marty Leonidas
- My Good Name (2005) ... Marty Leonidas
 2003 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Mitch Hendon
- Episode #1.14168 (2003) ... Mitch Hendon
- Episode #1.14167 (2003) ... Mitch Hendon
- Episode #1.14113 (2003) ... Mitch Hendon
 1988 1st & Ten (TV Series)
L. David Riggins
- The Bulls Own Up (1988) ... L. David Riggins
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TV commercial for Papa John's pizza, with former Washington Redskins teammates Jeff Bostic, Russ Grimm, Joe Jacoby, and Rick 'Doc' Walker.

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4 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

"I'm broke, I'm bored and I'm back." On his return to the Washington Redskins after sitting out the 1980 season over failed contract negotiations.


Ranks 5th on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (104). See more »


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