Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/21/12
LaDainian Tomlinson may have stopped playing football, but he's never stopped working. Since retiring from NFL after the 2011 season, Tomlinson has increased his efforts to give back to the communities that helped him. His many projects include the creation of the 1st Down Club to honor high school players in Northwest Texas and a recent donation drive to provide Thanksgiving dinners to families in need. "I think this is something that for me, it completes who I want to be," Tomlinson said. "Not only as an individual, as a family man having kids now, wanting them to grow up and always have a giving spirit." Tomlinson has already done much through his Tomlinson's Touching Lives Foundation, created when played for the San Diego Chargers, where he spent the first nine of his 11 seasons as an NFL running back. He retired after two seasons with the New York Jets and moved back to the Fort Worth area to raise his 2-year-old son, Daylen, and 1-year-old daughter, Dayah. Fort Worth is...
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