Riggins, John (Navy)

John Riggins is the recordholder for single-season and career carries, career rushing yards, and single-season and career touchdowns.

The List of Washington Redskins football rushing leaders includes lists of Washington Redskins rushing single–season and career records for yardage, carries and touchdowns by Washington quarterbacks and running backs. The Redskins compete in the East Division of the National Football Conference. The franchise was founded as the Boston Braves, named after the local baseball franchise.[1] The team changed their name to the Redskins in 1933 and moved to Washington, D.C. in 1937.[2]

The Redskins have played over one thousand games. In those games, the club won five professional American football championships including two NFL Championships and three Super Bowls. The franchise captured ten NFL divisional titles and six NFL conference championships.[3]

The Redskins won the 1937 and 1942 Championship games, as well as Super Bowl XVII, XXII and XXVI. They also played in and lost the 1936, 1940, 1943 and 1945 Championship games, as well as Super Bowl VII and XVIII. They have made twenty-two postseason appearances, and have an overall postseason record of 23 wins and 17 losses. Only four teams have appeared in more Super Bowls than the Redskins: the Dallas Cowboys (eight), Pittsburgh Steelers (six), Denver Broncos (six), and New England Patriots (six); the Redskins' five appearances are tied with the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.[4]



Clinton Portis is the recordholder for single-season rushing yards.

Top 25 career
Name Rushes Start End
John Riggins1,98819761985
Larry Brown1,53019691976
Clinton Portis1,48920042008
Stephen Davis1,38319962002
Terry Allen1,04319951998
Earnest Byner99019891993
Mike Thomas87819751978
Cliff Battles83919321937
Don Bosseler77519571964
Charlie Harraway71919691973
George Rogers69719851987
Ladell Betts65920022007
Andy Farkas55619381944
Ricky Ervins53119911994
Rob Goode52019491955
Joe Washington45519811984
Dick James44719561963
Charley Taylor44219641974
Gerald Riggs40219891991
Dick Todd36819391948
Frank Filchock36219381945
Clarence Harmon36019771982
Bob Seymour36019401945
Joe Theismann35519741985
Brian Mitchell35219901999
Top 25 single-season
Name Rushes Year
John Riggins3751983
Stephen Davis3562001
Clinton Portis3522005
Terry Allen3471996
Clinton Portis3432004
Clinton Portis3422008
Terry Allen3381995
Stephen Davis3322000
John Riggins3271984
Clinton Portis3252007
George Rogers3031986
Earnest Byner2971990
Stephen Davis2901999
Larry Brown2851972
Earnest Byner2741991
Larry Brown2731973
Earnest Byner2621992
John Riggins2601979
Mike Thomas2541976
Larry Brown2531971
John Riggins2481978
Ladell Betts2452006
Larry Brown2371970
Mike Thomas2351975
George Rogers2311985

Rushing yardsEdit

Rushing yards
Top 25 career
Name Yards Start End
John Riggins7,47219761985
Clinton Portis6,59720042009
Larry Brown5,87519691976
Stephen Davis5,79019962002
Terry Allen4,08619951998
Earnest Byner3,95019891993
Cliff Battles3,51119321937
Mike Thomas3,35919751978
Don Bosseler3,11219571964
George Rogers2,90919851987
Ladell Betts3,17620022009
Charlie Harraway2,65919691973
Rob Goode22571,9491955
Joe Washington2,07019811984
Ricky Ervins2,02619911994
Andy Farkas1,96619381944
Joe Theismann1,81519741985
Brian Mitchell1,75119901999
Dick James1,74119561963
Dick Todd1,57319391948
Gerald Riggs1,55719891991
Charley Taylor1,48819641974
Clarence Harmon1,37419771982
Reggie Brooks1,35819931995
Keith Griffin1,34319841988
Top 25 single-season
Name Yards Year
Clinton Portis1,5162005
Clinton Portis1,4872008
Stephen Davis1,4322001
Stephen Davis1,4051999
Terry Allen1,3531996
John Riggins1,3471983
Stephen Davis1,3182000
Clinton Portis1,3152004
Terry Allen1,3091995
Clinton Portis1,2622007
John Riggins1,2391984
Earnest Byner1,2191990
Larry Brown1,2161972
George Rogers1,2031986
Ladell Betts1,1542006
John Riggins1,1531979
Larry Brown1,1251970
Mike Thomas1,1011976
George Rogers1,0931985
Reggie Brooks1,0631993
Earnest Byner1,0481991
John Riggins1,0141978
Earnest Byner9981992
Rob Goode9511951
Larry Brown9481971
Top 5 single-game
Name Yards YearOpponent
Gerald Riggs2211989Philadelphia Eagles
Cliff Battles2151933New York Giants
George Rogers2061985St. Louis Cardinals
Timmy Smith2041988Denver Broncos
Clinton Portis1962007New York Jets


Top 25 career
Name TDs Start End
John Riggins7919761985
Stephen Davis4519962002
Clinton Portis4320042008
Terry Allen3719951998
Larry Brown3519691976
George Rogers3119851987
Earnest Byner2519891993
Cliff Battles2319321937
Don Bosseler2219571964
Gerald Riggs2119891991
Andy Farkas2119381944
Charlie Harraway2019691973
Joe Theismann1719741985
Dick James1619561963
Rob Goode1619491955
Mike Thomas1519751978
Skip Hicks1219982000
Bob Seymour1219401945
Dick Todd1119391948
Charley Taylor1119641974
Sonny Jurgensen1019641974
Ladell Betts1020022007
Ed Sutton919571959
Sammy Baugh919371952
Brian Mitchell919901999
Top 23 single-season
Name TDs Year
John Riggins241983
Terry Allen211996
George Rogers181986
Stephen Davis171999
John Riggins141984
John Riggins131981
Clinton Portis112007
Gerald Riggs111991
Stephen Davis112000
Clinton Portis112005
Terry Allen101995
Rob Goode91951
Clinton Portis92008
John Riggins91979
Larry Brown81973
Skip Hicks81998
Larry Brown81972
John Riggins81985
Don Bosseler71957
Earnest Byner71989
Stephen Davis72002
Clinton Portis72006
George Rogers71985


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