Former TCU great LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history, will have his number 21 jersey retired when he’s inducted into the San Diego Chargers’ Hall of Fame on Nov. 22.
The official ceremony will be on the field at Qualcomm Stadium during halftime of the Chargers-Kansas City Chiefs game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Tomlinson will become only the fourth player to have his number retired by the organization, joining Lance Alworth (19), Dan Fouts (14) and the late Junior Seau (55).
Tomlinson will also become the 38th member enshrined in the Chargers Hall of Fame and have his name forever placed in the team’s Ring of Honor.
A first-round draft pick out of TCU in 2001, Tomlinson retired from the NFL in 2012 as the league’s fifth all-time leading rusher (13,684 career yards) and its second-most prolific scorer (145 career rushing touchdowns). He is eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.
In 2005, his jersey was retired at TCU and in 2009 he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Tomlinson now works as an analyst for the NFL Network.
Charean Williams, 817-390-7760