LaDainian Tomlinson is a former football player from the United States who has played in the NFL (National Football League) as a running back. He has played for the San Diego Chargers and for the New York Jets. In his career, Tomlinson has won several accolades and has also played college football for the TCU Horned Frogs. Here is a quick summary of LaDainian Tomlinson’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
LaDainian Tomlinson Early Life
LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson is the son of Oliver Tomlinson and Loreane Chappelle. He was born in Texas’s Rosebud on 23 June 1979.
He went to University High School and was active in track, basketball, baseball, and football. He has joined the football program at Pop Warner Little Scholars. Later, Tomlinson went to the Texas Christian University on an athletic scholarship and played for the TCU Horned Frogs for four years.
In 2003, LaDainian Tomlinson got married to LaTorsha Oakley. In 2007, his father was killed in a road accident.
In his college career, Tomlinson won several awards. He was active in there from 1997 to 2000. In a total of 45 games, he made 22 rushing touchdowns and 5,387 yards.
LaDainian Tomlinson Career, Awards & Achievement
After completing his college, LaDainian Tomlinson was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was the starting running back of the Chargers. In the first seven seasons, he made more than 50 receptions and rushed for more than 1,200 yards.
In his rookie season, Tomlinson ran 1,236 yards. In 2006, he made 14 touchdowns in four games. He is the first person to score three touchdowns in three consecutive games. In 2009, he again signed a contract of three years with the Chargers.
Tomlinson later left the Chargers by rushing 12,490 yards. At that time, he was eighth in the NFL career rushing leaders. He is also the fastest player to achieve his 150th career touchdown from a total of 137 games.
After leaving the San Diego Chargers, Tomlinson became a free agent and signed a two-year contract with the New York Jets. He joined the Jets in 2010. Later that year, he made a career milestone of achieving 4,000 receiving years and 13,000 rushing yards.
In 2011, Tomlinson made 18,000 yards against New England Patriots. In 2012, he passed Jerome Bettis of the Miami Dolphins. In June 2012, he signed a ceremonial contract with San Diego Chargers. Later, he announced to retire from professional football.
Awards & Achievements
LaDainian Tomlinson is a former five-time Pro Bowl team. In 2006, he was named as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. He has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame. He has also received the Doak Walker Award and the Jim Brown Trophy. In 2007, he won the Bart Starr Man of the Year Award and the ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete. He is the recipient of the 2010 Dennis Byrd Most Inspirational Player Award.
Net Worth of LaDainian Tomlinson
The estimated net worth of LaDainian Tomlinson is more than $40 million. This fortune comes by playing many successful games with the New York Jets and the San Diego Chargers. His contract with the New York Jets was worth %5.2 million. He has made a number of records in the NFL and has also set numerous franchise records. Apart from that, LaDainian Tomlinson has also appeared in many commercials of Vizio, Nike, and Campbell Soup. He has served as the analyst of the Sunday morning show for NFL Network.
LaDainian Tomlinson is one of the most successful football players in the world. He is a very influential person who has been bestowed with several honors. He is the author of the book called ‘Tomlinson Hill’. In 2007, he refused to be the spokesperson of a video game by EA Sports.