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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Tomlinson release odds and ends

By Bill Williamson

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.