Prior to the 2008 season, Ladanian did a Nike commercial with Troy Polamalu.
L.T. was named to the Associated Press 2007 NFL all-pro team on January 9, 2008. He was a unanimous selection of the voters.
Tomlinson has been married to LaTorsha Oakley since March 21, 2003.
Tomlinson is nicknamed "L.T." and "The President".
Tomlinson was born in Marlin, Texas but he went to high school in Waco, Texas at University High School.
As a senior in high school, Tomlinson was named to the second team All-State.
As a child Tomlinson's favorite football players were Walter Payton, Jim Brown, and Emmitt Smith.
As a child, Tomlinson was a huge Miami Hurricane and Dallas Cowboy fan.
Tomlinson played high school football for the University High School Trojans in Waco, Texas.
Tomlinson had 2,554 yards and 39 touchdowns during his senior year of high school.
Tomlinson began his football career in high school as a linebacker but soon switched to running back.
In high school he played football, baseball, and basketball.
Tomlinson was the 2006 Walter Payton Man of the Year.
In 2000, Tomlinson won the Doak Walker Award while in college.
Tomlinson won the 2006 NFL MVP Award.
Tomlinson holds the NFL record for points in a season with 186.
Tomlinson holds the NFL record for touchdowns in a season with 31. (This record was set in the 2006-2007 season)
After being his teammate for several years, Saints QB Drew Brees was named NFC Player of the Year the same time LT was named AFC Player of the Year.
On January 31, 2007 he was named AFC Player of the year for the 2006-07 season.
After scoring 111 regular season touchdowns, he scored his first post-season TD on Jan 14, 2007 against the New England Patriots.
L.T. not only played football at Texas Christian, but graduated with a degree in Communications.
In October of 2005, against the Oakland Raiders, he became only the seventh player in league history to run, catch and throw for a touchdown in one game.
He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
He has rushed for over 1,000 yards in every NFL season he has played to date.
He was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft, 5th overall pick.
He holds NCAA records for most points scored in a single game (36), most touchdowns in a single game (6) and most rushing yards in a single game (406).
When he was 13 he attended an Emmitt Smith Football Camp, during which he took handoffs from his idol, Emmitt Smith himself.
He was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2000.
His first pass completion was a touchdown pass to quarterback Drew Brees against the Oakland Raiders in September of 2003.
In 2003 he became the first person in NFL history to catch 100 passes and rush for 1000 yards in a single season.
He played against future Chargers teammate Drew Brees in high school all star games in Texas.
He attended University High School in Waco, Texas.
He wears number 21.
He set the NFL record for the most consecutive games with at least one rushing touchdown (18).
He attended Texas Christian University.
LaDainian Tomlinson: I always think I can get better. I'm never satisfied. That's why I keep working.
Doug Flutie: He's got great athleticism, catches the ball extremely well, is bright and picks things up quickly.
(Chargers head coach) Marty Schottenheimer: LaDainian is certainly one of the best I've ever been around, both as a player and how he carries himself off the field.
LaDainian Tomlinson: I am just a player trying to do what I'm told.
LaDainian Tomlinson: Most of the time people have accepted me being LT, but you still get older guys who say, "LT is Lawrence Taylor." They want to call me something else, like "BLT."
(Chargers President) Dean Spanos: LaDainian represents everything you want from a player. He is our role model. Every young player should aspire to be like LT, the way he carries himself on and off the field.
Doug Flutie: He's pretty darned good. He's fun to watch.