This Day in Football: Happy Birthday, John Riggins

Films Encore, New York Jets, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History, Top 10, Washington Redskins

On this date in football, August 4, 1949, John Riggins was born in Seneca, Kansas.  During his Hall of Fame career with the Jets and Redskins, the man nicknamed “The Diesel” became known for both his powerful running and vibrant personality.  As we send happy 63rd birthday wishes out to Riggo, here’s a look back at him as originally presented on Top Ten Characters.

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