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LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson
Tomlinson celebrating after scoring a touchdown.
NameLaDainian Tomlinson
CaptionTomlinson celebrating after scoring a touchdown.
Width300
CurrentteamNew York Jets
Currentnumber21
CurrentpositionplainRunning back
Birth DateJune 23, 1979(age 36)
Birth PlaceRosebud, Texas
Heightft5
Heightin10
Weight215
HighschoolUniversity (Waco, Texas)
CollegeTexas Christian
Draftyear2001
Draftround1
Draftpick5
Debutyear2001
DebutteamSan Diego Chargers
Pastteams * San Diego Chargers (2001 2009) * New York Jets (2010 present)
StatusActive
Highlights * Rated #61 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com as of 2009 season * College awards and honors * 5× Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) * 4× First-team All-Pro selection (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) * 2× Second-team All-Pro (2002, 2003) * AP NFL MVP (2006) * PFWA NFL MVP (2006) * Co-Walter Payton M.O.Y (2006) * Best NFL Player ESPY Award (2007) * Best Record-Breaking Performance ESPY Award (2007) * Best Male Athlete ESPY Award (2007) * Bart Starr Man of the Year Award (2007) * Dennis Byrd Most Inspiration Player Award (2010) * NFL 2000s All-Decade Team * List of NFL records * 10,000 Rushing Yards Club * Sixth-leading rusher of All-Time * San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team
Statweek3
Statseason2011
Statlabel1Rushing yards
Statvalue113,466
Statlabel2Rushing average
Statvalue24.3
Statlabel3Rushing TDs
Statvalue3144
NflTOM683150

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LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football running back for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers fifth overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas Christian.

Tomlinson, often referred to by his initials, L. T., has been selected to five Pro Bowls and has been an All-Pro six times. Tomlinson won two rushing titles, in 2006 and 2007. During the 2006 NFL season, he set several records and received numerous honors and awards including the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award and Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year Award.


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