Tomlinson release odds and ends

February, 23, 2010
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Let’s catch up on some numbers as the fallout of the Chargers’ release of running back LaDainian Tomlinson continues.

The following are some lists compiled by ESPN Stats & Information. These illustrate just how dominant and special Tomlinson was in his nine-season career in San Diego:

LaDainian Tomlinson, NFL Career Rank
Rush Yards: 12,490 (8th)
Rush TD: 138 (2nd)
Total TD: 153 (3rd)

Most Rush TD, NFL History

Emmitt Smith: 164
LaDainian Tomlinson: 138
Marcus Allen: 123
Walter Payton: 110
Jim Brown: 106

Most Total TD, NFL History

Jerry Rice: 208
Emmitt Smith: 175
LaDainian Tomlinson: 153
Randy Moss: 149
Terrell Owens: 147

Most Career Rush Yards (Spent Entire Career With One Team)

Walter Payton: 16,726 (Bears)
Barry Sanders: 15,269 (Lions)
LaDainian Tomlinson: 12,490 (Chargers)
Jim Brown: 12,312 (Browns)

Meanwhile, Tomlinson tells Sports Illustrated that he is still motivated to play and that he wants to play for a championship-caliber team. It wouldn’t be a shock if Tomlinson’s top choice would be to reunite with close friend and former teammate Drew Brees with the Super Bowl champion Saints.

Here are a collection of several radio interviews with key people in Tomlinson’s San Diego career.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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