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Redskins Team Store Hosts John Riggins Meet-And-Greet

Posted by Jake Kring-Schreifels on December 13, 2014 – 6:14 pm


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Legendary Washington Redskins running back John Riggins provided fans passing by the Tysons Corner Mall team store the unique opportunity to get an autograph and chat with the Super Bowl XVII MVP Saturday afternoon.

Riggins, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, sat with sharpies and signed jerseys, posters, and footballs for those who purchased tickets. For many, Riggins’ game-clinching 4th-and-inches touchdown run against the Dolphins has solidified their fandom and became a canonized play in their sports history.

As a fan brought him the poster of the iconic run, Riggins, who played for the Redskins from 1976-1985, joked that the image had been reproduced so much that now you can’t see Dolphins head coach Don Shula’s angry face in the background.

“Some of [people’s] greatest moments are wrapped around their football team. To be a part of that is pretty special,” Riggins told the Redskins Blog. “You get to meet a lot of interesting people so that’s what makes it kind of fun and seeing how you’ve impacted a lot of lives. I never think of it that way, but the truth of the matter is, it does happen.”

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Riggo On The Range Takes Joe Gibbs For Quite The Ride

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 9, 2014 – 12:48 pm

Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, left, running back John Riggins, and head coach Joe Gibbs, right, share the game ball in the locker room after Sunday night's Super Bowl XVII win in Pasadena, Ca., on Jan. 30, 1983. The Redskins beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17. Riggins was named Most Valuable Player of the game. (AP Photo)

Former Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, left, running back John Riggins, and head coach Joe Gibbs, right, sharing the game ball after Washington’s Super Bowl XVII win.  (AP Photo)

There’s having a good time during the summer with friends and then there’s allowing Redskins legend John Riggins to show you a great time.

Riggins, a first-team All-Pro in 1983 after a whopping 24 touchdowns and the man who ran straight up the Miami Dolphins’ gut to give the Redskins their first Super Bowl victory, hosts a 30-minute show on CSN Washington called “Riggo on the Range.”

As described on Riggoontherange.com, the show “follows John and his guests around the country in pursuit of extraordinary hunting and outdoor adventures. In an added twist, John retires to the kitchen to show the audience how to prepare a gourmet meal using his prey. The combination of John’s colorful personality, his life-long love of the outdoors and his passion for the culinary arts makes Riggo on the Range different from anything else on TV.”

His passion for the great outdoors was on full display in a recent episode with former Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs.

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Riggo Ponders The Nature Of Friendship

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 24, 2014 – 11:49 am


John Riggins brought the 5 O’Clock Club into the Atlantic Ocean.

Production for the Hall of Fame running back’s culinary show, “Riggo On The Range,” was the excuse for a reunion aboard the Hog Wild, Russ Grimm’s fishing boat in the Outer Banks of Manteo, N.C.

The old camaraderie returned when the “Diesel” hobnobbed with “Grimey,”  Donnie, “Jake” and Jeff –  also known as Grimm, Don Warren, Joe Jacoby and Jeff Bostic.

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Snow Can’t Stop The Diesel

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on March 17, 2014 – 3:30 pm


Old man winter is no match for John Riggins. Read more »

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One Moment: Redskins Super Bowl Plays

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 30, 2014 – 12:04 pm



NFL media put out a Super Bowl mashup today worthy of an introductory quote from the immortal Sylvester Stallone.

You can watch the highlight video here and keep reading for a roundup of the NFL’s best moment from each Super Bowl. Read more »

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The Redskins Ultimate Pro Bowler Frankenstein Sketch

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 24, 2014 – 4:11 pm


Over the course of a week, we asked you  to stop your typical Facebook piddling and play Dr. Frankenstein (it’s pronounced Franken-steen) to create the ultimate Redskins Pro Bowler.

Your picks are in. Here’s the superhuman you created accompanied by some of the worst blogger-created art you will ever see.



You chose John Riggins‘ toughness over Sonny Jurgensen’s arm strength, Joe Jacoby’s upper body strength and Russ Grimm’s grit. Riggins went to the 1975 Pro Bowl. Read more »

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Chick Hernandez And The Greatest Afros In Redskins History

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on January 16, 2014 – 4:04 pm


I have no doubts CSN Washington anchor Chick Hernandez rises in the morning and likes what he sees in the mirror.

Chick is confident man in a profession of confident men. If he didn’t like what he saw, he probably wouldn’t put it on camera. But maybe some mornings he looks at his closely cropped hair and remembers what was with a pang of nostalgia.

There was a time, a golden age for anchormen, when Chick’s head sprouted hair so abundant it would make Pam Grier weep.  Read more »

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Gallery: Redskins 49ers History

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on November 25, 2013 – 10:00 am

John Riggins


John Riggins deserved a beer.

The “Diesel” toted the rock 36 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns and even completed a 36-yard pass against San Francisco in a 1984 NFC Championship game. Afterward, he enjoyed a cold can in the locker room.

To see more shots of Riggins, a classic portrait of the second generation Hogs and a look at a preseason game in Osaka, Japan, check out the historic gallery below. Read more »

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Louis “Rabbit” Weller Could Really Run

Posted by Redskins.com on November 20, 2013 – 11:00 am


November is Native American Heritage month. Throughout the month, we’ll look back at stories of interest.

Long before John Riggins became the “Diesel,” another legendary athlete from Kansas made his mark on Redskins history.

Louis “Rabbit” Weller was a Native American running back who rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns for the Boston Redskins in 1933. Read more »

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Ruth’s Chris Bethesda Hosts Fans, Players

Posted by Gabe Hiatt on October 22, 2013 – 9:08 am


A swarm of Redskins fans young and old flooded Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Bethesda, Md., Monday night to enjoy drinks, hors d’oevres and gourmet burgers with four players at the second Monday Night Football Redskins Meet and Greet of the 2013 season.

The crowd was filled with Robert Griffin III jerseys and throwbacks representing former players such as  John Riggins. Fans had the opportunity to chat, take pictures and get their Washington gear signed with Aldrick Robinson, Doug WorthingtonAdam Gettis and Chris Neild.

To get your photo taken with your favorite players and get a chance to win prizes like a signed Pierre Garcon jersey and more, attend the next meet and greet for just $35.

See the full photo gallery from Monday night below. Read more »

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