Tomlinson Returns to Campus
June 22, 2012
FORT WORTH - Former TCU great LaDainian Tomlinson returned to his alma mater Friday as he hosts his annual LaDainian Tomlinson Preparatory Academy on campus.
Tomlinson, who recently announced his retirement after 11 seasons in the National Football League, met with approximately 20 members of the media, including all five television stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth market and Fox Sports Southwest.
Tomlinson was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 2006. He finished his career as the fifth all-time leading rusher with 13,684 yards. His 145 career rushing touchdowns rank second in NFL history, while his 162 total touchdowns are third.
As a senior at TCU in 2000, Tomlinson won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back while placing fourth in Heisman Trophy voting. He is the Horned Frogs' all-time leading rusher with 5,263 yards.
Tomlinson topped the nation in rushing his final two seasons. He had 1,850 yards in 1999 and 2,158 in 2000. As a junior, Tomlinson ran for an NCAA single-game record 406 yards in a 52-24 victory over UTEP.
The Waco, Texas, native owns 14 of TCU's 17 rushing records.
Tomlinson was the fifth overall pick by the Chargers out of TCU on April 21, 2001. His Horned Frog jersey No. 5 was honored by TCU prior to a 2005 home game.