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LADAINIAN TOMLINSON

Topics

Football
Leadership
Motivation
Social/Cultural Awareness
Teamwork

NFL Network Analyst
Hall of Fame Running Back
MVP & 5x Pro Bowl Selection

LaDainian Tomlinson currently serves as a studio analyst for the NFL Network as well as a special advisor to the owner of the Los Angeles Chargers. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2017 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014.

His football credentials consist of being the 2006 League MVP, a five-time Pro Bowler, a five-time All Pro team member, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2006, Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 and the recipient of the Doak Walker Award for best college running back in 2000.

Tomlinson had a historic 2006 season where he went on to set several scoring records, including a rushing title, following the same feat in 2007. He played the majority of his 11-year career with the San Diego Chargers, after they selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 Draft. Prior to retiring in 2011, he played two seasons with the New York Jets. At the time of his retirement, Tomlinson 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).

Accepting an athletic scholarship to TCU, he set various NCAA FBS records and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2000. In 2005, Tomlinson fulfilled a promise and went back to school to earn his General Studies degree. That same year, TCU retired his jersey. He joined the TCU Board of Trustees in 2018.

In 2015, Tomlinson also 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.

Along with Tomlinson’s football accolades, LaDainian and his wife Torsha created the Tomlinson’s Touching Lives Foundation. The foundation enhances the lives of deserving families through education, social and culture awareness, and positive self-esteem, and promotes inclusiveness through its Team America initiative.

Tomlinson currently resides in the Dallas, Texas area with his wife and their two children, Daylen and Dayah. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, traveling and being in the outdoors.

Foundation(s)

Team America is a platform for inclusiveness, which aims to lead our nation to a new standard of tolerance. Read More.

In the news

LaDainian Tomlinson’s Hall Of Fame Speech: The Message And The Meaning

LaDainian Tomlinson sits down with Sports Illustrated to discuss the origins of his last name and how it has motivated him to use football as a platform to promote unity throughout the country.

TCU, Hall Of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson Announce Endowment Fund

As a proud former athlete at TCU, LaDainian Tomlinson worked in conjunction with the athletic department to create an endowment which will help former athletes strive beyond their time as a Horned Frog.

 

A Call For More NFL Stars To Speak Up, Ignite Action For Social Causes

Looking back on his own experiences, LaDainian Tomlinson encourages NFL stars to speak up and use their platforms to ignite action for social causes.