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John Riggins

John Riggins (Pro football.  Born, Centralia, KS, Aug. 4, 1949.)  A bruising, 230-pound running back who was the No. 6 overall pick in the 1971 N.F.L. draft, John Riggins starred for five seasons (1971-75) with the Jets.  Riggins gained 3,880 yards on 928 carries (4.2 yards per carry) and caught 129 passes in five years […]

Emerson Boozer

Emerson Boozer (Pro football.  Born, Augusta, Ga, July 4, 1943.)  A sixth-round draft choice in 1966, Emerson Boozer was a versatile back for the Jets for 10 seasons.  During his career, Boozer was paired twice with bigger backs, Matt Snell and then John Riggins.  Both benefitted from his consistently solid blocking, but he was a strong […]

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