TCU star’s impact on Horned Frogs is not forgotten
LaDainian Tomlinson’s TCU career remains among the best in college football history. Photo: Dallas Morning News.
The moment LaDainain Tomlinson first touched a football in a Pop Warner game, the legend started. Tomlinson, a Waco, Texas native, would go on to have one of the most successful careers in the National Football League. As he retired on Monday, Tomlinson did so having scored the second most rushing touchdowns in NFL history, behind only his idol and former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith, and fifth in all-time rushing yards. He also became one of the most fascinating players to watch on the field every Sunday when in his prime and was selected to five Pro Bowl rosters and the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the early 2000′s.
But in between his Hall of Fame worthy career in the pros and his days as a young amateur athlete Tomlinson played a key role in paving the road for TCU football to return where they feel they bel...