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#21 LaDainian Tomlinson - RB

LaDainian Tomlinson Career NFL Stats 2001-2011
G
RATT
YARDS
YPR
RTD
REC
RECYARDS
RECTD
TOUCHES
SCRIMMAGE
TOTTD
170
3,174
13,684
4.3
145
624
4,772
17
3,798
18,456
162

 

 

LaDainian Tomlinson Childhood

LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson, commonly known as LT, was born on June 23, 1979 in Rosebud, TX. He is the son of Loreane Chappelle and Oliver Tomlinson. LaDainian’s parents parted ways when he was young, and he and his siblings were raised by their mother. Although times were hard, it didn’t affect the young LaDainian’s passion for football. He started to play the game of football when he was nine years old. One thing he couldn’t part with was his football. From his youth days until his time in college, LaDainian would go to sleep with the football by his side.

 

 

LaDainian Tomlinson High School Stats and Awards

Tomlinson attended University High School. He didn’t start to make noise on the football field until his senior year when he won MVP and Player of the Year honors. Although he didn’t have a great resume for most major college programs, he made a good impression on TCU and he accepted their scholarship offer.

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 2004, 2006, 2007
2nd Team: 2002, 2003, 2005

Pro Bowl Selections
2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Rushing Titles
2006, 2007
Achievements

NFL Offensive Player of the Year
2006


Member of 2000s All-Decade Team

 

LaDainian Tomlinson College Stats and Notes

Tomlinson played for TCU from 1997-00. He rushed for 5,387 yards and 56 TDs during his college career. He was a Heisman finalist in 2000 after having a tremendous season: 2,158 rushing yards and 22 TDs. During that season he set an NCAA record by rushing for 406 yards in a single game. The Horned Frogs made a bowl game appearance in every year he was at TCU. Tomlinson was a 2-time First Team All-WAC selection, 2-time WAC Offensive Player of the Year and a 2000 Consensus All-American.

 

 

 

 

 

LaDainian Tomlinson NFL Career Stats and Notes

Tomlinson was selected fifth overall in the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. He played nine seasons with the Chargers before signing with the New York Jets in 2010. Tomlinson spent two seasons in New York, before retiring in 2012. A five-time Pro Bowler and 3-time First Team All-Pro, Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

LaDainian Tomlinson 2006 NFL MVP Season

By the time the 2006 NFL season rolled around, Tomlinson was considered one of the best backs in the game. He had cracked the 1,000 yard rushing mark in every season up to that point. However it was this season when he took his career and legacy to another level.

In 2006, Tomlinson carried the ball 348 times for 1815 yards. He set an NFL record with 31 total TDs (28 rushing, 3 receiving). His record-setting season earned him the 2006 NFL MVP Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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