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LaDainian Tomlinson’s career in the National Football League ended as it began, with the likely future Hall of Fame selection proudly holding up a San Diego Chargers jersey and displaying his charismatic smile.
What happened between being drafted by the Chargers in 2001 and retiring as a Charger today was a lot of spectacular plays and thrilling moments.
Tomlinson steps away from the game as the league’s fifth all-time leading rusher with 13,684 career yards; its third-most prolific scorer with 162 career touchdowns; and owner of the second-most rushing touchdowns in NFL history with 145.
“When I finally made the decision to retire, I knew it was the right thing to do," Tomlinson said. "I came to realize that I’ve been very fortunate. I’m going to be 33 years old and never had a serious concussion or anything like that. At this point, I’m taking a big risk going back out there at 33 years old, possibly blowing my knee out or something like that. Now, I’m walking a...
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The San Diego Chargers will announce later this afternoon that they will sign RB LaDainian Tomlinson to a one-day contract in order to allow the veteran running back to retire as a member of the team which drafted him 2001. Tomlinson was a free agent after playing out his two-year contract with the New York Jets, but drew no interest from teams around the league.
The five-time Pro...
LaDainian Tomlinson is heading back to the team that made him a superstar. But only for a moment. Tomlinson, the fifth-leading rusher in NFL history, will sign a one-day contract that will make him a San Diego Charger one last time and then promptly retire on Monday at an midday news conference, according to tweets sent out by the team's Twitter account. L.T. had spent the last...
LaDainian Tomlinson has announced he will sign a one-day contract with the San Diego Chargers so he can retire from the game of football where his career began. The Chargers drafted Tomlinson out of TCU in the first round back in 2001. LT found instant success in the NFL and will retire as the league's fifth all-time leading rusher. The 2006 NFL MVP has spent the...
LaDainian Tomlinson announced his retirement Monday in San Diego, and there was no debate about his place in Chargers' history. "Few players, if any, have meant more to this franchise than LT. He was the heart and soul of this team through one of the most successful decades in our history," said team president Dean Spanos. "I couldn't wait to watch him play...
The San Diego Chargers said earlier today that LaDainian Tomlinson will re-sign with the team tomorrow and announce his retirement. Tomlinson was with the Chargers from 2001 through the 2009 season, winning the league MVP honor in 2006.
Ceremonious 1 day contracts are nothing new to the NFL. Late last year, another great running back, Fred Taylor, signed a 1 day deal with the Jaguars...
LaDainian Tomlinson has decided to call it a Hall-of-Fame career, as he announced he will sign with the San Diego Chargers and retire where it all started for the 11-year veteran.
Tomlinson will retire in 5th place on the all-time rushing yards list behind only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin. What is even more impressive is that LT is in extremely rarified...
Running Back and Charger great Ladainian Tomlinson will end his storied career after 11 seasons in the NFL, nine of which were spent with the Chargers. He was drafted by the Chargers with the fifth overall pick. (Chargers originally picked in the number one and traded down with the Atlanta Falcons).
The future Hall of Fame back leaves the league after a legendary list of achievements...
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...
There comes a time in life when we all realize that we're not as young as we once were. Unfortunately, this also happens in the sports world, that time when an athlete realizes he can longer run, catch, pass or jump like he once could and now it's time to hang it up and begin a new chapter as a former player.
Well, former TCU star running back LaDainian Tomlinson, or "...
Former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed a one-day contract to retire yesterday as a member of the franchise which drafted him in 2001. Tomlinson, a two-time NFL rushing leader finishes his career as the fifth leading running back with 13,684 yards. As the NFL game becomes more of a passing led offense, with teams creating more two-back tandems in backfields...
And to think this will all be behind us in the very near future. I'm missing Bountygate already!
The NFLPA's outside counsel released a statement yesterday regarding Bountygate that can be found here. It's no secret that I almost never favor the NFLPA over the NFL, and this is no exception. To my less-than-unbiased perspective, the statement only sounds like a lot of...
NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt has been around football for a long, long time. Upon LaDainian Tomlinson’s retirement this week, Brandt decided to rank his top ten running backs of all-time. At 79 years old and having worked as the vice president of player personnel of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1988 and as an analyst since then, Brandt is certainly well-qualified to...
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