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MVP John Riggins is king for a day

Updated: January 24, 2002, 1:33 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Jan. 30, 1983

Two nights before, at the Washington Redskins' team party, John Riggins wore a top hat and tails. Tonight, in Super Bowl XVII, Riggins is back in work clothes.

The blue-collar running back makes the most important dash of his NFL career on fourth-and-inches at the Miami Dolphins' 43-yard line with 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. On a basic short-yardage play, called "70 Chip," Riggins breaks a tackle to turn a first down into a touchdown. The Redskins have ...

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