Former NFL star lists 4BD in Montauk West

Medium b32f84ec607590c3d1812d970aeadea1 Robert John Riggins and Lisa Marie Higgins have listed for sale a four-bedroom, two-bath home at 42 Franklin Dr. in Montauk for $2.2 million.

Mary Lappin Marmorowski of Prudential Douglas Elliman is the listing agent. The Rigginses bought the property for $1.6 million in Nov. 2005. The 2,000-square-foot cottage was built in 1982 in the neighborhood of Montauk West.

Mr. Riggins is a former football running back in the National Football League, who played for the New York Jets and Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

He was drafted by the Jets in the first round of the 1971 NFL Draft. After four years with the Jets, he signed as a free agent with the Redskins for a four-year contract. During Super Bowl XVII, he was named Most Valuable Player after setting the then-Super Bowl record of 166 yards on 38 carries.

He retired after the 1984 season. Later, he worked as an actor on off-off-Broadway productions and in TV shows and also was a sports commentator on TV and radio.

He majored in journalism at the University of Kansas, where he was an All-American and two-time All Big Eight Conference first-team selection.

According to, there have been 29 home sales in Montauk during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $665,000.

Address: 42 Franklin Drive
Buyer(s): Lisa Marie Riggins and Riggins R John
Seller(s): Mark Blair, David Drucker and Glen Mordeci
Sale date: Nov. 21, 2005