43 Facts About LaDainian Tomlinson

1. LaDainian Tomlinson had his number raised to the rafters at Qualcomm Stadium, becoming the 38th member of the Chargers' Hall of Fame, and had his name placed in the team's Ring of Honor.

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2. LaDainian Tomlinson wrote the foreword for Chris LaDainian Tomlinson's book, Tomlinson Hill, which traces the story of two families—one white and one black—from a plantation in Tomlinson Hill, Texas.

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3. In 2016, LaDainian Tomlinson was cast in the feature film God Bless the Broken Road, based on the song of the same name.

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4. LaDainian Tomlinson was introduced to his future wife, LaTorsha Oakley, while the two were students at TCU.

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5. LaDainian Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

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6. At the time of his retirement, LaDainian Tomlinson ranked fifth in NFL history in career rushing yards, second in career rushing touchdowns (145), and third in career total touchdowns (162).

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7. On June 18, 2012, LaDainian Tomlinson signed a ceremonial contract with the San Diego Chargers and then immediately announced his retirement.

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8. LaDainian Tomlinson finished the season leading the Jets in rushing with 914 yards, though it was widely thought he would be a complement to Shonn Greene, whom he outrushed by 148 yards.

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9. On December 19, 2010, LaDainian Tomlinson reached another milestone by passing Marcus Allen for 6th on the all time yards from scrimmage list.

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10. On October 31, 2010, LaDainian Tomlinson reached another career milestone joining Walter Payton as the only players in NFL history to gain 13,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards receiving.

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11. LaDainian Tomlinson recorded his first 100-yard rushing game in nearly two years on October 3, 2010 against the Buffalo Bills.

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12. LaDainian Tomlinson said he "felt disrespected" by comments Smith made in the past.

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13. LaDainian Tomlinson ranked second with 138 career rushing touchdowns, and third with 153 total touchdowns.

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14. LaDainian Tomlinson left the Chargers ranked eighth among NFL career rushing leaders with 12,490 yards.

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15. LaDainian Tomlinson lamented the team's release of fullback Lorenzo Neal after 2007, but Neal was not a starter the next season with Baltimore.

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16. LaDainian Tomlinson was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team after leading the league with 12,490 rushing yards in the 2000s, 1,897 more than runner-up Edgerrin James.

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17. LaDainian Tomlinson played the first half in the wild-card round against the Colts before re-injuring the groin and missing the Chargers' divisional loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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18. LaDainian Tomlinson scored 12 touchdowns, but his yards per carry was a 3.3 average.

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19. LaDainian Tomlinson became the fifth player in NFL history to have 500 receptions and rush for more than 10,000 yards.

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20. LaDainian Tomlinson averaged 17 carries per game up to mid-season and had had four rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown.

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21. LaDainian Tomlinson attempted to play through the injury, and had two carries for 5 yards before sitting out the rest of the 2008 AFC Championship.

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22. LaDainian Tomlinson scored his touchdown on fourth and goal, leaping over the pile and reaching across the goal line to help secure the fourth-quarter lead for the Chargers.

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23. LaDainian Tomlinson led the league in rushing with a total of 1,474 rushing yards in 2007, becoming the first player since Edgerrin James in 2000, to win back-to-back rushing titles.

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24. On December 2, 2007 LaDainian Tomlinson passed Walter Payton on the all-time rushing touchdown list, with his 111th career rushing touchdown, against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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25. LaDainian Tomlinson will know exactly what to do with our team", Tomlinson said of the hiring.

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26. LaDainian Tomlinson was recognized by the Associated Press as they awarded him their Offensive Player of the Year Award.

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27. LaDainian Tomlinson was one of nine Chargers players selected for the 2007 Pro Bowl and a starting running back of the American Football Conference.

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28. LaDainian Tomlinson was the runaway winner, receiving 44 of the 50 votes from a panel of nationwide sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the NFL.

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29. LaDainian Tomlinson scored his 29th touchdown against the Denver Broncos in just 13 games.

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30. On November 19, 2006, LaDainian Tomlinson accomplished the milestone in 89 games with 102, beating the previous record of 93 games held by Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith.

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31. LaDainian Tomlinson became the fastest player ever to score 100 touchdowns.

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32. LaDainian Tomlinson tied Lenny Moore's all-time record for consecutive games scoring a TD.

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33. LaDainian Tomlinson reached his 50th career touchdown in his 4th season and was elected to the Pro Bowl team in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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34. LaDainian Tomlinson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on December 9, 2014.

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35. LaDainian Tomlinson completed his college career with 5,263 rushing yards, ranking sixth in NCAA Division I history.

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36. LaDainian Tomlinson finished his season with an NCAA-leading 1,850 yards rushing to go along with 18 touchdowns.

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37. LaDainian Tomlinson was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Miami Hurricanes fan during his youth.

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38. LaDainian Tomlinson was named in the state all-star football team in 1997, which included future San Diego teammates Drew Brees and Quentin Jammer (Angleton).

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39. LaDainian Tomlinson began his football career as a linebacker, but blossomed on the offensive side of the ball.

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40. At age nine, LaDainian Tomlinson joined the Pop Warner Little Scholars football program and scored a touchdown the first time he touched the ball.

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41. LaDainian Tomlinson was named to the NFL's 2000s All-Decade Team as one of the top running backs of the 2000s.

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42. LaDainian Tomlinson was invited to five Pro Bowls, was an All-Pro six times, and won consecutive rushing titles in 2006 and 2007.

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43. LaDainian Tomlinson played the majority of his career with the San Diego Chargers, who selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

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