Meet LaDainian Tomlinson, he is the New York Jets new running back. Would you like to know more about him? Then keep on reading to find out all about this talented athlete plus check out LaDainian Tomlinson’s photos and video below.
LaDainian, recently let go of his nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers earlier this year, and for his future team he was hoping for a team that can make it to the championship and give him the performances he was longing to give, so what team was on his rear view mirror? The New York Jets. Just on Monday March 14th , he was signed for the next two years as part of the Jets squad.
But let’s learn a little bit more about him, from his early beginnings to his most outstanding highlights. He was born on June 23, 1979 in Rosebud, Texas. When he was studying in Waco, Texas at University High School, he tried his athletic skills in baseball and basketball, football came a little later as he became a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and that is when football got to him.
He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 2001 NFL draft, he quickly became a very successful running back and passer with San Diego. In 2003 he got married to his college sweetheart LaTorsha Oakley, they now live in Poway, San Diego.
Also as a Charger, he was nominated for the 2005 FedEx Ground player Award, two years later he won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award and made the 2007 Pro Bowl, NFL Most Valuable Player Award, NBC player of the year, the Walter Payton Man of the Year, Most unstoppable Jock at the Spike Awards and the Male Athlete of the year at the ESPY Awards. You might think that 2007 was definitely a good year for him, but all these awards and recognition were shadowed by the tragic death of his father and brother in law who died in a car crash.
In 2009 San Diego arranged for two more years with LaDainian, but in February the Chargers let him off the contract and so it was that in March he became a New York Jet.
Congratulations!! And good luck on your new journey in New York, I guess that Ladainian and LaTorska’s baby will be a New Yorker after all since they are expecting their first baby this year, we will be watching for this glorious event it the Tomlinson household. Meanwhile take a look at some of LaDainian Tomlinson’s photos and video below.
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Photos: Wikipedia.org/Dirk Hansen