I’m sure at some point in the last few years, LaDainian Tomlinson probably stopped acknowledging his birthday every year like the rest of us in an attempt to forget just how old we’re all getting.
Unfortunately, as a legend of the game, he gets a big fat reminder every single year thanks in part to social media. And on Tuesday, the Chargers’ G.O.A.T. turned 41.
Tomlinson is, after all, the author of the greatest scoring season in NFL history for a non-quarterback as well as the holder of numerous other NFL records. Oh, and don’t forget the waves he made in fantasy football either.
LT’s career was highlighted by the 2006 season where he set the single-season record for total touchdowns scored with 31 total touchdowns (28 rushing, 3 receiving) while rushing for a career-high 1,815 yards. That same season, he also threw two of his seven career touchdown passes, so you can see why he was also fantasy stud.
In his nine years with the Chargers, Tomlinson rushed for 12,490 yards and 138 touchdowns. He also caught 530 passes for 3,955 yards and another 15 scores while throwing the aforementioned seven touchdown passes on just eight career completions.
Tomlinson was inducted into the National Football League Hall of Fame back in 2017, becoming the eighth member of the Chargers franchise to be inducted.
Happy Birthday to the G.O.A.T.!