On This Date 1/30/1983

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The Washington Redskins beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The game featured the first kickoff return by a touchdown in Super Bowl history from Miami‚Äôs Fulton Walker. The Dolphins offense, however, stalled in the second half as the Redskins scored 17 unanswered points, with the biggest play coming on MVP John Riggins’ 43-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to give Washington the lead.