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Encyclopedia > LaDainian Tomlinson
LaDainian Tomlinson

L.T. after breaking the TD record in 2006.
San Diego ChargersNo. 21
Running back
Date of Birth: June 23, 1979 (1979-06-23) (age 28)
Place of Birth: Rosebud, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 221 lb (100 kg)
National Football League Debut
2002 for the San Diego Chargers
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Texas Christian
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. Tomlinson, frequently called "LT",[1] set several records during the 2006 NFL season by scoring a league-leading 186 points. He received additional honors by winning the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award and the Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year Award.[2] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x889, 859 KB) I took this picture at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, on 12/10/06, the day that LT broke the single-season touchdown record with his 29th touchdown of the 2006 San Diego Chargers season. ... Chargers redirects here. ... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... P.J. 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Contents

Early years

LaDainian Tomlinson was born to Loreane Chappell and the late Oliver Tomlinson in Rosebud, Texas. His early life was full of adversity; his brother and grandfather died when he was a child, and his father became permanently disabled after suffering a severe back injury. Later, his parents divorced, and Loreane was forced to support the remaining members of the family by herself. However before leaving, Tomlinson’s father instilled an affection for football in his son. Rosebud is a city located in Falls County, Texas. ...


Tomlinson attended University High School in Waco, Texas, where he played basketball, baseball, and football. Tomlinson began his football career as a linebacker, but blossomed on the offensive side of the ball. During his senior year, Tomlinson’s rigorous work ethic and talent led him to become the featured back for the Trojans. Tomlinson amassed 2,554 yards and 39 touchdowns that year, earning honors as the District 25-4A Most Valuable Player, Super Centex Offensive Player of the Year, and a spot on a second-team All-State team.[3][4] University High School is located on Bagby Avenue in Waco, Texas. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article relates to sports. ...


Tomlinson was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Miami Hurricanes fan during his youth. He especially idolized Walter Payton, Jim Brown, and Emmitt Smith. He trained with Smith during a summer camp. In a later interview with ESPN, Tomlinson stated that his playing style and mentality were influenced by the three running backs.[3][5][6] City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football player, who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Jahwon is smart cute likes football and is good For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


College career

Tomlinson was recruited by many schools, but was not considered one of the nation's top high school backs coming out of high school. Many have felt this was because Tomlinson didn't play tailback (and put up big-time rushing stats) until his senior year in high school and many top colleges had already made their recruiting choices by then. Thus, Tomlinson signed with Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, a small school then in the Western Athletic Conference. Prior to Tomlinson's arrival, TCU had appeared in only one bowl game in the previous 12 seasons (and 2 in the previous 34), and had recently been "downgraded" to a minor conference (the Western Athletic Conference) after the breakup of the long-standing Southwest Conference. TCU is now part of the Mountain West Conference. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant, Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City 298. ... The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced wack) was formed on July 27, 1962, making it the sixth oldest of the 11 college athletic conferences currently participating in the NCAAs Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS; formerly Division I-A). ... “Mountain West” redirects here. ...


During Tomlinson's freshman and sophomore years, he split time with Basil Mitchell. In the 1998 season he helped the Horned Frogs win its first bowl game in 41 years against the University of Southern California in the Sun Bowl.[7] During his junior season in 1999, he set an NCAA record for yards in one game with 406 against UTEP. He ended the year with an NCAA-leading 1,850 yards rushing to go along with 18 touchdowns. Basil Mitchell is a former National Football League running back. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... The Brut Sun Bowl is an annual college football bowl game that is played usually at the end of December in El Paso, Texas. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The University of Texas at El Paso, or UTEP, is part of the University of Texas System. ...


In his senior season in 2000, Tomlinson led the NCAA for the second time with 2,158 yards and 22 touchdowns while piling on 354 yards receiving. He won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's best running back, and was a finalist for the Heisman, but came in fourth. He completed his college career with 5,263 rushing yards, ranking sixth in NCAA Division I history.[8] The Doak Walker Award, first awarded in 1990, honors the nations top college football running back. ...


The school retired his jersey number (5) during halftime of a November 2005 game against UNLV.[9] In December of that year, Tomlinson fulfilled a promise to his mother by earning his degree in communications from TCU.[10] The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public, coeducational university located in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


NFL career

2001 NFL Draft

The San Diego Chargers selected Tomlinson in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, as the fifth overall pick. It should be noted that the Chargers possessed the Draft’s first selection, but traded the pick to the Atlanta Falcons, who drafted Michael Vick. In this way, many consider that Vick and Tomlinson were “traded” for each other, although the transaction was actually the result of traded draft picks and contract negotiations.[11] Chargers redirects here. ... The 2001 National Football League Draft , took place on April 21 and April 22, 2001 at the theater at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ...


The Chargers gave the rights to select Vick at the 1st pick to the Falcons in exchange for the fifth overall pick in the first round (Tomlinson), the 67th overall pick in the third-round (Tay Cody), their second-round pick in 2002 which turned into Reche Caldwell as the 48th overall pick that year and wide receiver Tim Dwight.[12] Tay Cody (born October 6, 1977 in Colquitt, Georgia) is an Canadian football player. ... Donald Reche Caldwell, Jr. ... Timothy John Dwight, Jr. ...

Pre-draft measureables
Weight 40 yd 20 ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
221 lb (100 kg)* 4.38s*[13] 4.21s* 6.84s* 40.5 in (102.9 cm)* 18* 13*[14]

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San Diego Chargers

Jeremiah Trotter tackles Tomlinson in the 2006 Pro Bowl
Jeremiah Trotter tackles Tomlinson in the 2006 Pro Bowl
L.T. after setting the single-season TD record in 2006.

Tomlinson immediately became the starting running back with the Chargers and has started all but one game since. He has achieved immediate success in the NFL, rushing for over 1,200 yards and making over 50 receptions in each of his six seasons. He has also proven to be effective as a passer, having completed seven career passes, six of them for touchdowns and a career passer rating of 152.1.[15] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 471 pixelsFull resolution (885 × 521 pixel, file size: 51 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)AFC RB Ladainian Tomlinson is tackled in the Pro Bowl. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 471 pixelsFull resolution (885 × 521 pixel, file size: 51 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)AFC RB Ladainian Tomlinson is tackled in the Pro Bowl. ... Jeremiah Trotter (born January 20, 1977 in Hooks, Texas) is an American football linebacker in the NFL. On August 21, 2007, he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles, making him a free agent. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x889, 859 KB) I took this picture at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, on 12/10/06, the day that LT broke the single-season touchdown record with his 29th touchdown of the 2006 San Diego Chargers season. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x889, 859 KB) I took this picture at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, on 12/10/06, the day that LT broke the single-season touchdown record with his 29th touchdown of the 2006 San Diego Chargers season. ...


In 2003, he became the first player in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards and record 100 receptions in the same season.[16] He also reached his 50th career touchdown in his 4th season (60th game) and was elected to the Pro Bowl team in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Tomlinson also tied Lenny Moore's all-time record for consecutive games scoring a TD (18). In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2003 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 2003 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2005 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played February 13, 2005 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2006 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 12, 2006 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... Leonard Edward Moore (born November 25, 1933, in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former American football running back who played for Penn State in college and the Baltimore Colts. ...


On October 16, 2005, in the Chargers' victory over the Oakland Raiders, LaDainian Tomlinson became the 7th player in NFL history to run, catch, and throw for a touchdown in the same game. Despite breaking his ribs towards the end of the 2005 season, LaDainian continued to play and finished the season with 1,462 rushing yards, 370 receiving yards, and a career high 20 touchdowns (18 rushing, 2 receiving). In 2005 he was nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year Award. Tomlinson placed third behind Tiki Barber and Shaun Alexander. is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Federal Express redirects here. ... Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-ah Tiki Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. ... Shaun Edward Alexander (born August 30, 1977 in Florence, Kentucky) is an American football player in the National Football League. ...


In the 2006 season, he set an NFL record by scoring 19 touchdowns in a span of 6 games, including a franchise record 4 touchdowns in games against the San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos. He is the first to score three TDs in three straight games, and the first to have three games of four or more TDs in one season. He became the fastest player ever to score 100 touchdowns. On November 19, 2006, Tomlinson accomplished the milestone in 89 games with 102, beating the previous record of 93 games held by Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith. On December 3, Tomlinson became only the second running back (Eric Dickerson was the other) to rush for at least 1,200 yards in his first six NFL seasons. On December 7, he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month.[17] City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jahwon is smart cute likes football and is good For other persons named James Brown, see James Brown (disambiguation). ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eric Dickerson (born September 2, 1960 in Sealy, Texas) was a professional running back in the National Football League (NFL) who in his career played for the Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. ...


He scored his 29th touchdown against the Denver Broncos in just 13 games (Alexander set the record in 16).[2] His 2 touchdown passes do not count toward this record because the NFL treats them in a separate category. With the first touchdown against Kansas City on December 17, he surpassed most points in a season by an NFL player; one which had stood for 46 years. Tomlinson would finish his record breaking season with 2,323 yards from scrimmage (combined rushing and receiving) and 31 touchdowns (28 rushing, 3 receiving). City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


On January 4, 2007, Tomlinson was awarded with the NFL AP Most Valuable Player Award for his record-breaking season. He was the runaway winner, receiving 44 of the 50 votes from a panel of nationwide sportswriters and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Former teammate Drew Brees, now with New Orleans, received four votes and Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning received two votes. Tomlinson was also one of 9 Chargers players selected for the 2007 Pro Bowl and also a starting running back of the American Football Conference. He was also named AP Offensive Player of the Year and later named NBC Player of the Year. He was later named co-holder of the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award alongside his aforementioned former teammate Drew Brees. On July 11, 2007, Tomlinson won the ESPY Awards for Male Athlete of the Year, Best Record-Breaking Performance and Best NFL Athlete, as well as the Hummer Like Nothing Else Award. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL redirects here. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press,[1] to the player who is considered most valuable in the league. ... Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. The San Diego Chargers originally selected him as the first pick of the 2001 NFL Drafts second round. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Gold and black Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo the dog League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference... City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Walter Payton Man of the Year award is given annually by the National Football League honoring a players volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. ... Drew Christopher Brees (born January 15, 1979 in Austin, Texas) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. The San Diego Chargers originally selected him as the first pick of the 2001 NFL Drafts second round. ... is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... Hummer is a brand of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold by General Motors, also known as GM. They are based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee. ...


Tomlinson went on to rush for 123 yards, catch 2 passes for 64 yards, and score 2 touchdowns in the Chargers divisional playoff loss to the New England Patriots on January 14, 2007. After the game, he was upset at the Patriots and their head coach Bill Belichick for performing a victory dance on the center-field logo at Qualcomm Stadium. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is the American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... Qualcomm Stadium (a. ...


Personal

On February 23, 2007 in Waco, Texas, LaDainian's father, Oliver Tomlinson, and brother-in-law Ronald McClain, were killed in an auto accident from a blown tire,[18] causing a one-vehicle rollover. McClain, 48, was taken by ambulance to Waco's Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he died around 4:40 p.m. Charlie Morgan of the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that both men were thrown from the pickup truck. Oliver, 71, was killed instantly, while McClain reached the hospital but subsequently died. LaDainian said he was devastated by these events but that the words and lessons given to him by his father will always live in him.[19] is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a department of the government of the state of Texas. ...


In April 2007, Tomlinson turned down a request to become the cover athlete and official spokesperson for EA Sports' Madden NFL 08 video game.[20] Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was eventually selected for the cover. A spokesperson (person could be replaced with the gender of the person), or spokesmodel is a person who speaks on behalf of others, but is understood not to be necessarily part of the others (e. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... Madden NFL 08 is an American football video game that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Vincent Paul Young, Jr. ...


In June 2007, Tomlinson signed with FOXSports.com to promote FOX Sports Fantasy Football.[21]


Tomlinson was named the 2007 Most Unstoppable Jock on Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards on June 13, 2007, beating out finalist Kobe Bryant. According to Spike, over 25,000 individuals voted on this award. Tomlinson appeared via teleconference to accept the award.[22] is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Records

NFL

  • Holds the all-time NFL record for single season touchdowns (31). (The previous record was 28, it was set in 2005 by Shaun Alexander.[2])
  • Holds the all-time NFL record for single season rushing touchdowns (28). (The previous record was 27, in 2003 by Priest Holmes and in 2005 by Shaun Alexander.[23])
  • Holds the all-time NFL record for the most points scored in a single season (186). (The previous record was 176. It was set in 1960 by Paul Hornung.[24])
  • Holds the all-time NFL record for most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (18). (The Previous record was 13, it was set in 1983 by John Riggins)
  • Holds the NFL record for most consecutive multi-touchdown games (8). (The previous record was 7, it was set in 1983 by John Riggins.[25])
  • Tied the record for most consecutive games with a touchdown score with Hall of Fame fullback Lenny Moore (18).
  • Tied for third place for most career 200-yard rushing games with several other players (4).
  • Holds the all-time San Diego Chargers record for most career rushing yards (9,176). (The previous record was 4,972, it was in 1968 by Paul Lowe.)
  • Holds the all-time San Diego Chargers record for most career touchdowns (111). (The previous record was 83, it was set in 1970 by Lance Alworth.)
  • Holds the all-time NFL record for fewest games needed to achieve 100 touchdowns, with his 100th career touchdown (90 rushing, 10 receiving) in his 89th game (breaking the previous record of achieving the mark in the 93rd game of a career, which was done by both Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith).
  • In 2006 Tomlinson became the second player in NFL history to score 4 touchdowns in 2 straight games (Marshall Faulk is the other).
  • Holds the record for most touchdowns scored in a five game span with 16 TDs (14 rushing, 2 receiving), breaking his own record of 15 that he had set two weeks earlier. Prior to that, the record was held by Jim Brown with 14.
  • Became the first and only player in NFL history to rush for 1000 yards and receive 100 passes in a single season.
  • Second player in NFL history with 1,800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in one season.
  • Joins Emmitt Smith, Priest Holmes, Shaun Alexander, and Marshall Faulk as the only running backs to record consecutive seasons of 20 or more touchdowns
  • Reached 10,000 career yards rushing on November 25, 2007 in a game against the Baltimore Ravens[26]

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Collegiate

  • In 2000 while at TCU, he rushed for a career high 2,158 yards, the fourth highest total ever in a single collegiate season.
  • Holds the NCAA Division I-A record for most rushing yards in a game with 406.

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Career stats

Year Rushing Receiving Passing
Att Yds Avg TD Cat Yds Avg TD Att Comp Yds TD Int
2001 339 1,236 3.6 10 59 367 6.2 0 - - - - -
2002 372 1,683 4.5 14 79 489 6.2 1 - - - - -
2003 313 1,645 5.3 13 100 725 7.3 4 1 1 21 1 0
2004 339 1,335 3.9 17 53 441 8.3 1 2 1 38 0 0
2005 339 1,462 4.3 18 51 370 7.3 2 4 3 47 3 0
2006 348 1,815 5.2 28 56 508 9.1 3 3 2 20 2 0
2007* 216 872 4.1 9 47 407 8.8 1 1 1 17 1 0
Total 2,266 10,048 4.4 109 441 3,307 7.5 12 11 8 143 7 0
  • As of November 21, 2007

References

  1. ^ LT sets TD mark as Chargers clinch AFC West from 10 December, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c Win yields title, date with history obtained 17 December, 2006.
  3. ^ a b Jock Bio: LaDainian Tomlinson (English).
  4. ^ LaDainian Tomlinson #21 bio (English).
  5. ^ Tomlinson among those shocked by Smith news.
  6. ^ IS LT the best ever?.
  7. ^ TCU runs hot and cold in bowls from 28 December, 2001
  8. ^ Just falling short of Zach Green of Bhs who rushed for 5,269 yards in his career. TCU's Tomlinson finishes distant fourth, feels like 'fluke' from Sports Illustrated, 9 December, 2000
  9. ^ Our All-Time Numbers from TCU Magazine, obtained 18 December, 2006.
  10. ^ LaDainianTomlinson.com Biography page obtained 17 December, 2006.
  11. ^ Vick-Tomlinson was the ultimate win-win trade from NFL.com, 13 October, 2004.
  12. ^ sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/2001/draft/news/2001/04/20/falcons_toppick_ap/.
  13. ^ espn.go.com/melkiper/s/2001/0227/1113401.html#.
  14. ^ www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/profile.php?pyid=60525.
  15. ^ Ladainian Tomlinson Stats from NFL.com.
  16. ^ Tomlinson's feat preserved in Canton from Pro Football Hall of Fame, obtained 17 December, 2006
  17. ^ LT Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month obtained 17 December, 2006.
  18. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/6499734 Tomlinson's Father killed in car accident
  19. ^ Tomlinson's father killed in car accident (English).
  20. ^ LT turned down Madden game cover.
  21. ^ http://msn.foxsports.com/fantasy/football/commissioner/ |LaDainian Tomlinson-FOX Fantasy Football
  22. ^ www.star-telegram.com/sports/story/132974.html.
  23. ^ Tomlinson breaks scoring, rushing TD records from NFL.com, 17 December, 2006.
  24. ^ Single Season Points Recordobtained December 17, 2006
  25. ^ www.nfl.com/teams/story/SD/9877012.
  26. ^ L.T. goes over 10,000 rushing yards from SportsIllustrated.com, 25 November, 2007.

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Chargers.com - Team » Roster » #21 LaDainian Tomlinson | RB (1912 words)
Tomlinson also helped the Bolts shatter the team’s rushing record as the 2006 unit racked up 2,578 yards, easily surpassing the previous team mark of 2,257 yards in 1990.
Tomlinson also shared the spotlight that day with another Charger great as he moved past Lance Alworth to become the team’s all-time leader in career yards from scrimmage.
Tomlinson continues to mourn their loss and he will play with a heavy heart in 2007.
LaDainian Tomlinson : Rotoworld.com - LaDainian Tomlinson Biography from Rotoworld.com (701 words)
LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 67 yards on 21 carries and caught three passes for 73 yards in San Diego's Week 5 win over Denver.
LaDainian Tomlinson was held to 25 yards on 17 carries on Sunday.
Tomlinson wasn't able to gain much running against a tough Bears' defense, but he was able to contribute elsewhere and had a stellar fantasy day.
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