LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football for Texas Christian University (TCU), earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the best college running back. The San Diego Chargers chose him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, and he spent nine seasons with the Chargers before moving to the New York Jets as a free agent. He played with the Jets for two seasons before retiring after the 2011 season. He currently serves as an analyst on NFL Network.

Tomlinson, often referred to by his initials, L. T., was selected to five Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times. Tomlinson won two rushing titles, in 2006 and 2007. At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career rushing yards (13,684), seventh in all-purpose yards (18,456), second in career rushing touchdowns (145), and third in total touchdowns (162). An effective passer on halfback option plays, Tomlinson threw seven touchdown passes and ranks second behind Walter Payton (8) for non-quarterbacks. During the 2006 NFL season, he set several records and received numerous honors and awards including the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award and the Associated Press' Offensive Player of the Year Award. He is widely considered to have been the best running back of the decade 2000-10, and possibly one of the best backs in NFL history.

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LaDainian Tomlinson - Personal
... Tomlinson was introduced to his future wife, LaTorsha Oakley, while the two were students at TCU ... Tomlinson's son, Daylen, was born on July 8, 2010 ... In spite of Tomlinson's tenacity on the football field, he is described as quiet and humble ...
Fed Ex Air & Ground NFL Players Of The Week - 2006 FedEx Ground Winners
... Week Player Team Opponent Key statistics and notes 1 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 2 Rudi Johnson CIN 3 Brian Westbrook PHI 4 Laurence Maroney NE 5 Deuce McAllister NO 6 ...
2007 San Diego Chargers Season - Regular Season Results - Week 1: Vs. Chicago Bears
... In this defensive slugfest, the Bears would hold RB LaDainian Tomlinson (last year's league MVP) to just 12 yards rushing on 11 attempts, while getting a 27-yard field goal by kicker Robbie Gould in the ... Robbie Gould 27 yard FG (CHI 3–0) Q3 – SD – 045 – 17 yard TD pass from LaDainian Tomlinson to Antonio Gates (Nate Kaeding kick) (SD 7–3) Q4 – SD – 909 – LaDainian Tomlinson 7 yard TD ...
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... Priest Holmes, Steve McNair, Tom Brady, Jerome Bettis, Terrell Owens, LaDainian Tomlinson, Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice, John Elway, Troy Aikman, Walter Peyton (with a regular and. 3 Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb, Jerome Bettis, Ladanian Tomlinson, Michael Vick, Peyton Manning, Randy Moss (2, oak), Ray Lewis, Roy Williams (safety), Terrel Owens, Tom Brady and Warren ... Releases in this line include LaDainian Tomlinson and Junior Seau (Super Bowl XXXVII, San Diego) David Carr and Eddie George (Super Bowl XXXVIII ...
2006 San Diego Chargers Season - Playoffs - AFC: New England Patriots 24, San Diego Chargers 21
... The favored Chargers boasted a roster that included league MVP running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who shattered several league records, nine Pro Bowlers, and five All-Pro players ... Eric Parker's 13-yard punt return set up a 48-yard scoring drive that ended with LaDainian Tomlinson's 2-yard touchdown run, giving his team a 7–3 lead ... Later in the quarter, Tomlinson rushed twice for 13 yards and took a screen pass 58 yards to the Patriots' 6-yard line, setting up a 6-yard touchdown run by Michael Turner with 204 left in the half ...

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