SPORTS WITH FONZ: Ladainian Tomlinson Hangs It Up After 11 YEARS

It's not too often that you come across a great running back who can be consistent for the years that he has been in the league. Well, with rushing for 13,684 rushing yards, 5th All-Time, 162 touchdowns, third-most ever. His 145 rushing touchdowns are second-most in history. He holds several records and also broke a few. LaDainian Tomlinson carried the name "The Best" running back in the league for a long time. Throughout his 9 year career in San Diego, LaDainian was the work horse and the force behind the success the Chargers were able to have. Leading them to numerous AFC championships, but never to a Superbowl. One of his most memorable seasons was against the Denver Broncos as he found the endzone three times and broke Shaun Alexander's record of 28 touchdowns. Tomlinson was voted NFL MVP that season, when he set the league single-season record with 31 touchdowns, including 28 rushing, and 186 points. After those 9 years of being the Chargers guy, they eventually parted ways as they released him in 2010. Spending two years with The New York Jets, Tomlinson wouldn't have any record breaking years, rushing for a total in the two years of 1,194 yards and 7 touchdowns. Tomlinson's two year Jets career was nothing like his first two in San Diego. 


Upon retiring, Tomlinson signed a 1 day contract with the Chargers so he could retire where it all started for him.  An 11 year career is a long one as a running back and at 33 years of age he even says that he feels great physically; It's just the mental aspect of the game; practice, meetings OTA's and etc.  So, do you see Tomlinson coming out of retirement if the right opportunity comes along?



The Fonz