Yearbook, Dec. 10: Tomlinson's TD record

December, 10, 2012
Dec. 10, 2006: He was a player worthy being the 21st Century "L.T." And on this day six years ago, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson put a stamp on his finest season as a pro, scoring his 27th, 28th and NFL-record 29th touchdowns of the season.

The third came with power -- "50 Power," to be exact, a play off the left side that gained 7 yards on the Denver Broncos, and took the record from Shaun Alexander (who scored 28 TDs the year before).

Tomlinson, who retired before this season, went on to score 31 times in 2006 -- 28 on the ground, three through the air.

He won the MVP.

LaDainian Tomlinson scoring his record-breaking touchdown in 2006 against the Denver BroncosAP Photo/Denis Poroy
LaDainian Tomlinson celebrating with San Diego Chargers teammates in 2006 after scoring his record-breaking touchdownLisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images
LaDainian Tomlinson celebrating his record-breaking touchdown with the San Diego Chargers in 2006Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images
Patrick Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor for He has worked for the Web and newspapers. He also played in one Division-III golf tournament (he shot 105).



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