Former TCU and NFL star running back LaDainian Tomlinson will be honored at the 2015 Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award Gala on Wednesday at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.
The reception is at 6 p.m. The dinner is set to begin at 7:15 p.m.
KXAS/Channel 5 sportscaster Newy Scruggs will emcee this year’s gala.
The gala is part of a big month for Tomlinson, who works as an analyst for NFL Network.
Tomlinson will have his No. 21 jersey retired when he is inducted into the San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame at halftime of their Nov. 22 Sunday night game against Kansas City. He will join Dan Fouts, Lance Alworth and the late Junior Seau as the only players in franchise history with their jersey retired.
He becomes the 38th member of the Chargers Hall of Fame and will have his name placed in the team’s Ring of Honor.
Tomlinson played nine of his 11 NFL seasons with the Chargers. The other two were with the New York Jets. He finished his NFL career as the league’s fifth✔ all-time leading rusher with 13,684 yards. His 145 career rushing touchdowns are second only to Emmitt Smith’s 164.
Tomlinson is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.