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LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson - #21 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 06/23/1979
Birthplace Rosebud, TX
College TCU
Years played 12
Drafted 2001, 1st round, 5th pick by Chargers

L.T., Lynch don't hold back with former teammates

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
John Lynch and LaDainian Tomlinson deserve credit for criticizing players with whom they shared a locker room, writes media critic Barry Jackson.

Turner has had many productive running backs

Posted Aug. 19, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
In 15 of Norv Turner’s 21 seasons as either a head coach or offensive coordinator, he has had a running back rush for more than 1,000 yards.

Tomlinson retires as a Charger

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
RB LaDainian Tomlinson officially retired on Monday, signing a ceremonial contract to finish his career as a Charger.

Tomlinson to retire as a Charger Monday

Posted June 17, 2012 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Chargers have announced that RB LaDainian Tomlinson will announce his retirement on Monday.

L.T. did it all except win it all

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
LaDainian Tomlinson is a first-ballot Hall of Famer to-be and one of the finest players of his generation, but his story had its share of disappontment, too.

Chargers will add RB, but it won't be Tomlinson

Posted May 17, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
The Chargers will sign a veteran running back this offseason, but we hear it won't be one of the team's all-time greats, LaDainian Tomlinson.

Players, fans pay tribute to Seau

Posted May 12, 2012 @ 3:27 a.m. ET
Hours after Junior Seau was buried in his hometown, thousands of fans got their chance to cheer one more time for the linebacker at the stadium where he starred for 13 seasons.

Free-agent scouting report: Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson

Posted March 08, 2012 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
LaDainian Tomlinson's time as a Jet appears to be over, but is his career finished, as well?

Tomlinson says Jets' turmoil was worst he's seen

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
LaDainian Tomlinson says the tension between New York Jets players that fractured the locker room this season was "as bad as I've ever been around, honestly."

L.T. moving up the all-time yards-from-scrimmage list

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
This week's "NFList" looks at the top seven active players in yards gained from scrimmage, led by RB LaDainian Tomlinson, who earned most of his yards as a Charger.

Is this the year for Jets RB Greene?

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
After failing to break out in 2010, can Shonn Greene finally be the back he is capable of in 2011?

Top-ranked running back likely to change

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Arian Foster is the preseason pick as the top running back in fantasy football, but history shows he likely won't end the season as the most productive player at the position.

These players have some Favre in them

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Brett Favre isn't the only player who has had trouble walking away from the spotlight, and he certainly won't be the last. These current players, including Peyton Manning, fit that same mold.

Draft Dose: Evaluating the draft chart

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Today we take a look back at some major Draft Day trades, and put the draft-value chart to the test to see if the team that gets more Draft Day value really comes out on top in the long run.

Effects of '01 Tomlinson-Vick deal still lingering

Posted March 08, 2011 @ 12:32 p.m. ET
Ten years ago, San Diego made the difficult decision of passing on the NFL draft's No. 1 prospect, QB Michael Vick.


Posted June 18, 2012
Tomlinson has signed a one-day contract with the San Diego Chargers and announced his retirement after a brilliant 11-year NFL career. He was drafted in the first round by San Diego in 2001 and became one of the biggest stars in team history. Tomlinson was with the Chargers for nine seasons before playing the last two seasons with the New York Jets.||||||| Tomlinson, about to turn 33, says it's time to move on and enjoy his family. He says he's still physically capable of playing but that the game takes a mental toll. Tomlinson was voted NFL MVP in 2006, when he set league single-season records with 31 touchdowns, including 28 rushing, and 186 points. He finishes his career with 13,684 yards, fifth all-time, and 145 touchdowns.
Posted June 17, 2012
Tomlinson, who was the NFL MVP in 2006 and is the fifth-leading rusher in league history, is retiring after 11 NFL seasons.||||||| The San Diego Chargers said Sunday that Tomlinson would re-sign with the team and announce his retirement. Tomlinson turns 33 on Saturday. Tomlinson was drafted in the first round by San Diego in 2001 and spent the first nine years of his career with the Chargers. He played the last two seasons with the Jets.
Posted Jan. 07, 2012
Tomlinson has told a San Diego radio station that he is considering calling an end to his 11-year NFL career.||||||| The 32-year-old Tomlinson told the Scott & BR Show on XX1090AM on Friday that he is "contemplating retirement." The running back said he had told his agent and coaches of his position, saying that chasing a championship would be his main motivation to return. Tomlinson, a likely Hall of Famer, finished the season with 280 yards rushing and 449 yards receiving and three touchdowns in his second season with the Jets.
Posted Dec. 29, 2011
Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson says Sunday's game at Miami could possibly be the last of his career if New York does not make the playoffs. Tomlinson enters the regular-season finale needing 35 yards rushing to pass Jerome Bettis for fifth on the NFL's career list. He says if he plays, "it doesn't have to be here," but adds that he wouldn't want to play for a non-playoff contender.||||||| Tomlinson, set to become a free agent, says Thursday that he will "wait and see" before deciding on whether to continue playing beyond this season, adding that he'll retire if the situation isn't right. When asked if he would hypothetically accept the veterans' minimum salary to return to the Jets, Tomlinson smiled and said, "I've got kids, man."
Posted Dec. 05, 2011
Tomlinson left Sunday's 34-19 win at Washington briefly with a left knee injury when he slipped on the sideline after a tackle, but coach Rex Ryan expects him to be fine.||||||| Tomlinson has rushed for just 172 yards in 10 games. He has one rushing TD.