John Riggins is only ranked 16th all-time in yards with 11,352 yards in his 14 seasons split between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins, yet at least to me left a big imprint on the game.
He was a bruising fullback that could be used both in the running game and passing game and was also a great blocker. While with the Jets Riggins made his only Pro Bowl appearance in 1975, but it was with the Redskins where Riggins became an NFL legend both inside and outside of the capital.
His greatest season would come in 1983, which was a spectacular year overall for Riggins. He started off the year leading the Redskins to their first ever Super Bowl championship, practically winning the game for Washington with a then-Super Bowl record 43-yard touchdown run (the record would be broken the next year by Marcus Allen).
Then once the 1983 regular season started in September, Riggins went on an even bigger tear, running for 1,347 yards and an league leading 24 touchdowns on 375 attempts while only fumbling the ball five times.
For his career along with his 11,352 yards, one Super Bowl win and two Super Bowl appearances, Riggins also caught 250 passes for 2,090 yards and 12 touchdowns. For his career he finished with 104 touchdowns on the ground.
While his numbers aren't as prolific as the rest of the backs on this list, Riggins' was one of the most memorable players in the NFL during the late '70s and early '80s not just through his career on the field, but also for his personality off the field.