December 24, 2006 |
Something of a national consensus is building on the proposition that LaDainian Tomlinson of the San Diego Chargers is the finest and most effective ballcarrier in the NFL. A straight-ahead runner, he doesn't bob and weave like others do. Rather, Tomlinson's vision seems to be the quality that makes him what he is. Carrying a football, he has the rare ability to instantly find the right hole and slam into it. This skill has taken him to the top of his unique profession.
October 15, 2007 |
SAN DIEGO -- Running back LaDainian Tomlinson scored four touchdowns as the San Diego Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 28-14, Sunday in front of 67,523 at Qualcomm Stadium to put the Chargers into a tie for first in the AFC West. After losing three of their first four games, the Chargers are now 3-3 and tied with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders are 2-3 and face the Chiefs next week, and the Chargers have an open date.
October 30, 2006 |
Led by LaDainian Tomlinson's three touchdowns, the San Diego Chargers beat the St. Louis Rams, 38-24, in front of 66,598 at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday and ended local grumbling that the three-time All-Pro running back had "lost a step." As the Chargers (5-2) have shifted to more of a passing game behind new starter Philip Rivers, Tomlinson has played a less dominant role in Coach Marty Schottenheimer's offense. Before Sunday, Tomlinson had one 100-yard rushing game.
November 28, 2005 |
Instead of crowing about a victory over his former team, Marty Schottenheimer decided once and for all to proclaim LaDainian Tomlinson the greatest running back ever. Tomlinson tied the game with a 32-yard run late in the fourth quarter and won it with a 41-yard scamper on the second play of overtime. He ran for 147 of his 184 yards after halftime Sunday in the San Diego Chargers' 23-17 victory over the Washington Redskins.
October 20, 2003 |
As he danced, darted and dashed his way around the field, LaDainian Tomlinson had just one thought: Don't let the San Diego Chargers lose again. Tomlinson rushed for 200 yards and one touchdown, and the Chargers held off Kelly Holcomb's comeback for its first win, 26-20, over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
December 9, 2007 |
The San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, who will be featured on CBS' "60 Minutes" tonight, has a different outlook than most athletes. He believes what he does off the field is more important than what he does on it. On Thanksgiving, Tomlinson gave out meals to 2,000 families. He provides college scholarships to seniors at his high school in Waco, Texas. He has a charity golf tournament.