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LaDainian Tomlinson Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
LaDainian Tomlinson, normally called with his initials L.T., was born in Rosebud, Texas USA on 23 June 1979, to mother Loreane Chappelle and father Oliver Tomlinson. He is a professional football player, a famous running back in the National Football League(NFL). His parents divorced in 1986 and his father left the family. However, despite growing up without him, L.T. once reported that his interest in football was inspired by the time he spent with his father watching football games on television.
So just how much is L.T.’s net worth? Sources state that the successful running back has acquired a wealth of $32 million, accumulated during his carrier as a professional football player. Signing a six-year $38 million contract with the San Diego Chargers transformed L.T.’s life overnight. He bought new homes in Dallas for his mother and his sister, and also two buildings for his mother’s real estate business and his sister’s day-care center. For himself he bought a new car and rented a condominium in San Diego. During his huge success within the NFL he bought 13-acre property for $3.5 million, and spent an additional $1.5 million to combine two parcels and add features to the house. The property was sold in 2014 for $3.495 million. In 2007 he bought a waterfront home in Lakeway, Texas, which was sold for $1.46 million last year.
LaDainian Tomlinson Net Worth $32 Million
L.T.’s school years in the field were a sign of the things to come. He attended high school in Waco, Texas earning second-team all-state honors and later he chose to attend Texas Christian University (TCU) in nearby Fort Worth on a scholarship, where he became collegiate football’s leading rusher playing for TCU Horned Frogs.
In 2001, the San Diego Chargers selected L.T. as a fifth overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft. Out of total 11 seasons, in each of the first seven he was gaining more than 1,200 rushing yards and taking more than 50 pass receptions. His tough running style as well as his unbelievable speed on the field enabled him to achieve huge success, and become the only NFL player ever to rush for 1,000 yards and catch 100 passes in a single season in 2003. The following year he was ranked second in the NFL with 18 touchdowns. In 2005 L.T. became the seventh player in NFL history to run, catch, and throw for a touchdown in the same game and ranked third in the NFL with 20 touchdowns. 2006 was his most successful year when he led the league in rushing yards, reaching another milestone by becoming the fastest player ever to score 100 touchdowns. Following this was his breaking of a 46-year-old record for most single-season points scored (186), and L.T. was selected as the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for the 2006 season. Of course his notional value was increased by these achievements.
Setting several touchdown scoring records brought the player various honors and awards among which the selection to five Pro Bowls, being an All-Pro six times; the Associated Press awarded him their Offensive Player of the Year Award and later he was named NBC Player of the Year. His numbers haven’t declined over the following seasons – in 2007 he was ranked first in the NFL with 1,474 rushing yard and second with 18 touchdowns. He helped the Chargers advance to the American Football Conference championship game in 2008.
However, his success changed in the next two seasons when he suffered several injuries and after full nine seasons with Chargers he was released by San Diego in 2010, signing a free-agent $5.2 million contract with the New York Jets. His career with the Jets lasted for two seasons and he retired in 2012 signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the Chargers with 162 career touchdowns – the third highest total in NFL history at the time he retired.
In 2012, “First on the Field” signed Tomlinson as an analyst for the NFL Network’s Sunday morning show. The following year he became the host and a judge to decide the “Top 5 Running backs” from each week’s games.
In L.T.’s personal life, in 2000 he reconnected with his father and thereafter they enjoyed a great relationship. In 2003 he married LaTorsha Oakley who he started dating at college. However, not everything was positive in player’s life. After his brother was killed in a street fight during their childhood years, in 2007 his father and brother-in-law died in a car accident, which left the player devastated. Three years later L.T.’s son was born and the player reported this as his rebirth. Only a year after, their family expanded with the birth of a daughter.
One of the top running backs of 2000 L.T. ended his brilliant 11-year NFL career the same way he started it – with the San Diego Chargers, saying that he had opportunities to play elsewhere, but felt that the time was now to move on to the next chapter in his life.