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Published: June 21, 2018 at 02:34 p.m.
Updated: June 21, 2018 at 03:15 p.m.

Best photos of LaDainian Tomlinson

A look at Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson's 10-year professional career as a running back for the San Diego Chargers and the New York Jets. Tomlinson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

27 Photos Total

  • 09 September 2001: San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson during a National Football League game against the Washington Redskins at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA. 27

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    Chargers Redskins - September 9, 2001

    09 September 2001: San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson during a National Football League game against the Washington Redskins at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA.

  • 29 SEP 2002: San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson during a game against the New England Patriots at the Qualcomm Stadium Sunday September 29, 2002, in San Diego, CA. 26

    Matt A. Brown/Associated Press

    Chargers Patriots - September 29, 2002

    29 SEP 2002: San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson during a game against the New England Patriots at the Qualcomm Stadium Sunday September 29, 2002, in San Diego, CA.

  • San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates after the Chargers 21-14 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday Sept. 29, 2002 in San Diego. Tomlinson rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. 25

    Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press

    Chargers Patriots - September 29, 2002

    San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates after the Chargers 21-14 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday Sept. 29, 2002 in San Diego. Tomlinson rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.

  • 7 NOV 2002: San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson during a game against San Francisco 49ers at the Qualcomm Stadium Sunday November 7, 2002, in San Diego, CA. 24

    Matt A. Brown/Associated Press

    Chargers 49ers - November 7, 2002

    7 NOV 2002: San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson during a game against San Francisco 49ers at the Qualcomm Stadium Sunday November 7, 2002, in San Diego, CA.

  • 8 DEC 2002: San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson during a game against Oakland Raiders. at the Qualcomm Stadium Sunday December 8, 2002, in San Diego, CA. 23

    Matt A. Brown/Associated Press

    Chargers Raiders - December 8, 2002

    8 DEC 2002: San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson during a game against Oakland Raiders. at the Qualcomm Stadium Sunday December 8, 2002, in San Diego, CA.

  • San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson dives over the top for a 1-yard touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, in San Diego. 22

    Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press

    Raiders Chargers - October 31, 2004

    San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson dives over the top for a 1-yard touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, in San Diego.

  • San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, left, celebrates with quarterback Drew Brees during the Chargers' 42-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday Oct. 31, 2004 in San Diego. 21

    Denis Poroy/Associated Press

    Raiders Chargers - October 31, 2004

    San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, left, celebrates with quarterback Drew Brees during the Chargers' 42-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday Oct. 31, 2004 in San Diego.

  • San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson runs for 20 yards against Cleveland Browns defender Lewis Sanders, left, in the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in Cleveland. Trailing the play is Chargers' Kassim Osgood (81). Tomlinson rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns as the Chargers won 21-0. 20

    Mark Duncan/Associated Press

    Chargers Browns - December 19, 2004

    San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson runs for 20 yards against Cleveland Browns defender Lewis Sanders, left, in the first quarter Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004, in Cleveland. Trailing the play is Chargers' Kassim Osgood (81). Tomlinson rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns as the Chargers won 21-0.

  • San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson scores his second touchdown past Tennessee Titans' Reynaldo Hill during the first half of their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in San Diego. 19

    Chris Carlson/Associated Press

    Chargers Titans - September 17, 2006

    San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson scores his second touchdown past Tennessee Titans' Reynaldo Hill during the first half of their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in San Diego.

  • San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson dives over Tennessee Titans' Chris Hope during the first half of their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in San Diego. 18

    Chris Carlson/Associated Press

    Chargers Titans - September 17, 2006

    San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson dives over Tennessee Titans' Chris Hope during the first half of their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in San Diego.

  • San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson is lifted into the air by Eric Parker to celebrate Tomlinson's second touchdown against the Tennessee Titians during the first half of their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in San Diego. 17

    Chris Carlson/Associated Press

    Chargers Titans - September 17, 2006

    San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson is lifted into the air by Eric Parker to celebrate Tomlinson's second touchdown against the Tennessee Titians during the first half of their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in San Diego.

  • In this Dec. 24, 2007, file photo, San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, right, cuts away from Denver Broncos' Dominique Foxworth on his touchdown run in the first quarter of an NFL football game, San Diego. 16

    Denis Poroy/Associated Press

    Chargers Broncos - December 24, 2007

    In this Dec. 24, 2007, file photo, San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson, right, cuts away from Denver Broncos' Dominique Foxworth on his touchdown run in the first quarter of an NFL football game, San Diego.

  • San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson dives in for a touchdown during the second half in a AFC wild-card football game in San Diego, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. The Chargers won 17-6. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) 15

    Chris Carlson/Associated Press

    AFC Wild-Card - January 6, 2008

    San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson dives in for a touchdown during the second half in a AFC wild-card football game in San Diego, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. The Chargers won 17-6. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson splits the New York Jets defense for a 2-yard touchdown run during the third quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in San Diego. The Chargers won 48-29. 14

    Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press

    Chargers Jets - September 22, 2008

    San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson splits the New York Jets defense for a 2-yard touchdown run during the third quarter of an NFL football game Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in San Diego. The Chargers won 48-29.

  • San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson hits the endzone while scoring against the Philadelphia Eagles defense on a 20-yard run during the third quarter of a NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 in San Diego. 13

    Denis Poroy/Associated Press

    Eagles Chargers - November 15, 2009

    San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson hits the endzone while scoring against the Philadelphia Eagles defense on a 20-yard run during the third quarter of a NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 in San Diego.

  • San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his second touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in San Diego, Calif. 12

    Chris Carlson/Associated Press

    Chiefs Chargers - November 29, 2009

    San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his second touchdown during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in San Diego, Calif.

  • San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson during a NFL football game Sunday Dec. 20, 2009 in San Diego. 11

    Lenny Ignelzi/Associated Press

    Chargers Bengals - December 20, 2009

    San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson during a NFL football game Sunday Dec. 20, 2009 in San Diego.

  • New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson (21) celebrates a touchdown with Damien Woody (67) during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. 10

    Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

    Jets Chargers - August 16, 2010

    New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson (21) celebrates a touchdown with Damien Woody (67) during the second quarter of a preseason NFL football game at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.

  • New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson (21) scores a touchdown in front of New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton (59) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. 9

    Winslow Townson/Associated Press

    Patriots Jets - January 16, 2011

    New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson (21) scores a touchdown in front of New England Patriots linebacker Gary Guyton (59) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011.

  • New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson (21) scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. 8

    Derek Gee/Associated Press

    Jets Bills - November 6, 2011

    New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson (21) scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

  • New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson (21) runs the ball away from Buffalo Bills' George Wilson (37) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. 7

    Derek Gee/Associated Press

    Jets Bills - November 6, 2011

    New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson (21) runs the ball away from Buffalo Bills' George Wilson (37) during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

  • New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. 6

    Derek Gee/Associated Press

    Jets Bills - November 6, 2011

    New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

  • New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, right, breaks away from Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. 5

    Evan Vucci/Associated Press

    Jets Redskins - December 4, 2011

    New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, right, breaks away from Washington Redskins inside linebacker Perry Riley (56) during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.

  • New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his touchdown during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. 4

    Bill Kostroun/Associated Press

    Jets Chiefs - December 11, 2011

    New York Jets' LaDainian Tomlinson celebrates his touchdown during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J.

  • Running back LaDainian Tomlinson poses for a portrait at the NFL Network studio in Culver City, Ca., on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2012. 3

    Ben Liebenberg/Associated Press

    Portrait - March 6, 2012

    Running back LaDainian Tomlinson poses for a portrait at the NFL Network studio in Culver City, Ca., on Thursday, Mar. 6, 2012.

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee LaDainian Tomlinson receives his Hall of Fame golden jacket during the Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner  on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Canton, Ohio. 2

    Ben Liebenberg/Associated Press

    Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner - August 4, 2017

    Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee LaDainian Tomlinson receives his Hall of Fame golden jacket during the Enshrinees' Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Canton, Ohio.

  • Former NFL player LaDainian Tomlinson looks at his bust during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio. 1

    Ron Schwane/Associated Press

    Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - August 5, 2017

    Former NFL player LaDainian Tomlinson looks at his bust during an induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Canton, Ohio.

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