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Tomlinson release odds and ends

2/23/2010

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.