John Riggins can be labeled as nothing less than a National Football League icon. Beloved by his teammates and fans, “Riggo’s” stage presence is near mythic even by NFL standards. Riggins was one of the most dominate running backs in history, who ran his way into the record books and onto the Hall of Fame.
Riggins was a workhorse running back who would level anything in his path, whether he had the ball or not. He rushed for 11,352 yards and scored 116 touchdowns in his 14-year NFL career. More than half of his production came after he turned 30 prior to the 1979 season. He scored an NFL-record (since broken) 24 touchdowns in 1983, and still ranks seventh all-time in touchdowns and tenth in rushing.
But he’ll most likely be remembered for a remarkable four-game stretch in 1982 in which he carried the Redskins through the playoffs to a victory in Super Bowl XVII. In four postseason games following the strike-shortened schedule, Riggins rushed for 610 yards and scored 4 touchdowns.
With his Hall of Fame playing days behind him, John has taken his charisma, personality and sense of humor to the broadcast booth and theatrical stage. He has worked with ESPN, NBC Westwood Radio and Sirius Satellite as well as having appeared for years on “The Redskins Report.”John has worked his way into a very successful career in broadcasting, proving that his success wasn’t left on the playing field. RIGGO on the Range a new show starring John will launch this coming January on the Sportsman Channel. The show will treat viewers to a culinary twist on sports hunting with celebrity guests. John has starred in an off broadway theatrical play as the lead role and received great reviews for his performance. Obviously, John is not your run-of-the-mill football player. John has a talent for everything he pursues in life and his tremendous experience makes for wonderful insight as well as terrific entertainment.
With a blend of wit, personality, and humor, John Riggins is the perfect choice to liven up any crowd, event, function, or to add personality to any product he’s associated with. Hos mixture of both humor and professionalism is why John Riggins is much more than just a NFL hall of Famer or member of the 10,000 yard club. He is an intelligent and hysterically funny personality that has the ability to entertain audiences of any size or demographic.
Whether acting, broadcasting, or public speaking, john is as unique as he is talented. John has run straight from his Hall of Fame NFL career, right into a successful retirement.
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