LT broke the NFL's single-season touchdown record in 2006 with the Chargers.
LaDainian Tomlinson (second from left) was one of four finalists for the 2000 Heisman Trophy. During his college career at TCU, he led the team to its first bowl game in 41 years and led the NCAA in rushing yards two years in a row. The Horned Frogs retired his number in 2005.
Tomlinson started his career as a Charger after being drafted fifth overall in the 2001 NFL Draft by San Diego.
Let him run
LaDainian Tomlinson announced that he will be retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons in the league. Among his list of records, the star running back picked up two rushing titles during his career in 2006 and 2007 and ranks fifth in career rushing yards. His career stats earned him a place on the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
Tomlinson picked up the 2006 Most Valuable Player for his memorable performance that year. He finished the season with 1,815 rushing yards (becoming the first Charger to lead the league) and scored an NFL record 31 touchdowns.
He and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees shared the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award in 2006. The award is given to honor players' volunteer and charity work.
The running back was a five-time Pro-Bowler during his career with all his appearances coming as a San Diego Charger. He also was named a first-team All-Pro four times and a second-team All-Pro an additional two times.
Tomlinson entered the free-agent market in 2010 and ended up spending the two seasons of his career with the New York Jets before deciding to retire in 2012.
Bringing it home
San Diego will give Tomlinson a one-day contract so he can officially retire from the NFL as a Charger.