In a classy move the San Diego Chargers are retiring the jersey of running back LaDanian Tomlinson.
Tomlinson exemplified the word professional both on and off the field. He was heavily involved in the community through his Touching Lives Foundation, and continues to raise funds and host events to further the education and quality of life for deserving families.
On the field Tomlinson was a beast having tied or bested 28 Charger franchise records. He was a 5-time Pro Bowler, 5th in total yards in NFL history and 2nd in rushing touchdowns. Tomlinson ended his career with 13,684 yards, 145 touchdowns and a career average of 4.3 yards per carry.
The 5-time Pro Bowler will be only the 4th player to have his number retired by the Chargers and he’ll be joining hallowed halls of the Chargers Hall of Fame, which includes Lance Alworth, Dan Fouts, and the late Junior Seau.
Tomlinson played with the Chargers from 2001 through 2009 and retired from football in 2012. He will he honored at halftime of the November 22 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.