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Tomlinson retires as NFL's No. 5 rusher

Tomlinson retires as NFL's No. 5 rusher

SAN DIEGO, June 18 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson, who is the NFL's fifth-leading rusher all-time, said Monday he was retiring after 11 years in the league.
Tomlinson set to retire as a Charger

Tomlinson set to retire as a Charger

SAN DIEGO, June 17 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson, the NFL's fifth all-time leading rusher, will retire from the game as a member of the San Diego Chargers, the team said Sunday.

NFL: New York Jets 27, Buffalo 11

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Mark Sanchez capped a 17-point third quarter with a touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes that carried the New York Jets to a 27-11 win over Buffalo Sunday.
NFL: New York Jets 28, New England 21

NFL: New York Jets 28, New England 21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Mark Sanchez passed for three touchdowns Sunday and the New York Jets advanced to the AFC Championship Game with a 28-21 victory over New England.
Garner, Usher head to 'Sesame Street'

Garner, Usher head to 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Usher, Jennifer Garner and Sherri Shepherd are to appear on episodes of "Sesame Street" to air this month, producers of the U.S. preschool series said.

NFL: N.Y. Jets 30, Houston 27

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Santonio Holmes' six-yard touchdown grab with 10 seconds left Sunday handed the New York Jets a close 30-27 decision over Houston.

NFL: New York Jets 24, Denver 20

DENVER, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson scored on a 2-yard run with 1:13 left Sunday, rallying the New York Jets to a 24-20 victory over Denver.

NFL: New York Jets 34, Buffalo 14

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rambled for 133 yards, scoring two touchdowns Sunday in the New York Jets' 34-14 pounding of Buffalo.
Tomlinson released by San Diego

Tomlinson released by San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- San Diego all-time leading rusher LaDainian Tomlinson was released Monday by the Chargers.
Tomlinson said to be leaving Chargers

Tomlinson said to be leaving Chargers

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Longtime Chargers' running back Ladainian Tomlinson told The San Diego Union-Tribune Thursday he knows he has played his last game for San Diego.

NFL: San Diego 42, Tennessee 17

NASHVILLE, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Darren Sproles and LaDainian Tomlinson combined to score five touchdowns Friday, carrying the San Diego Chargers to a 42-17 blasting of Tennessee.

NFL: San Diego 30, Cleveland 23

CLEVELAND, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- San Diego took the lead on a touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Mike Tolbert Sunday and went on to down Cleveland 30-23, the Chargers' seventh straight win.
NFL: San Diego 32, Denver 3

NFL: San Diego 32, Denver 3

DENVER, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers tossed a touchdown pass, Nate Kaeding kicked four field goals and San Diego won its fifth straight game Sunday, pounding the Denver Broncos 32-3.
NFL: San Diego 31, Philadelphia 23

NFL: San Diego 31, Philadelphia 23

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers was 20-of-25 passing for 231 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the San Diego Chargers 31-23 win over Philadelphia.
NFL: San Diego 21, New York Giants 20

NFL: San Diego 21, New York Giants 20

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Philip Rivers' 18-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson with 21 seconds to play Sunday gave the San Diego Chargers a 21-20 victory over the New York Giants.
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San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson talks to the media at Penny Hill Park Hotel on Thursday October 23 2008.The Chargers are due to play against the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday October 26 2008. (UPI/Photo Hugo Philpott)
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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. 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.

Tomlinson was born on June 23, 1979 to Loreane Chappelle and Oliver Tomlinson in Rosebud, Texas. His father left the family when Tomlinson was seven years old. Tomlinson did not see his father very often afterwards. His mother worked as a preacher. At age nine, Tomlinson joined the Pop Warner Little Scholars football program and scored a touchdown the first time he touched the ball.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "LaDainian Tomlinson."
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