LaDainian Tomlinson

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LaDainian Tomlinson (Born June 23, 1979 in Rosebud, Texas) is a National Football League running back for the San Diego Chargers. He is known as one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL. After playing at Texas Christian University where he rushed for over 5,000 yards, Tomlinson was drafted in the first round (fifth overall pick) of the 2001 NFL Draft. In his rookie season with the Chargers, he rushed for 1236 yards and ten touchdowns and finished second in Associated Press Offensive Rookie of Year award and was voted to play on the AFC's Pro Bowl team as a backup. In his entire NFL career, Tomlinson has played in 126 games, rushed for 11,664 yards and 123 touchdowns and made 510 receptions for 3801 yards and fifteen touchdowns. He has also thrown seven touchdown passes in his NFL career. In 2006, he broke the NFL's record[1] for total touchdowns in a season with 31 and was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player.

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  1. Associated Press, December 11, 2006, "Tomlinson tops Alexander's single-season TD record"