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With former San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson turning 37-years-old yesterday, it is a must to look back on his incredible career.
In 2006, Tomlinson ran for 1,815 yards and 28 touchdowns in addition to hauling in 508 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. The former Horned Frog set the NFL record for most touchdowns in a single season by a non-quarterback and won the 2006 NFL MVP.
Here is a compilation of Tomlinson’s 31 touchdowns during his record-breaking campaign, via the NFL’s official Twitter account.
— NFL (@NFL) June 23, 2017
Without a doubt, there will never be another season by a running back similar to this, for the NFL is turning into a pass-first league that commonly uses a running back by committee system.
Therefore, it will be almost impossible for anyone to sniff Tomlinson’s mark of 28 rushing touchdowns. There is not even a good chance that another person will even rush for 20 touchdowns.
With that being said, it will be amazing to see Tomlinson get inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this fall as he truly deserves it and there will not be another player as dynamic as him for a long time.
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