June 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson smiles during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Birthday Ladainian Tomlinson

Happy birthday to the greatest running back to put on a San Diego Chargers jersey. Ladainian Tomlinson turned 33 today.

13684 rushing yards and 145 rushing touchdowns in his career. He was a threat to score every time he touched the football. He could gain huge chunks of yards through the tiniest of creases on the offensive line.

LT joined the Chargers when they were one of the worst teams in the league. He helped build the team into a powerhouse, but he never was able to get the team to the Super Bowl. It was too bad.

Ryan Mathews joined the team after LT’s departure and has been trying to fill those shoes. He has struggled to produce like LT, but that is a Hall of Famer that he is trying to imitate. Mathews will need to step up this season to take the pressure off of Philip Rivers on offense. He will be a key component on offense.

I still miss the days of LT. He was instant offense. Anytime we were in the red zone, we knew we would come away with 7 points. He was one of the greatest and I am so happy that I was able to watch him play for his whole career as a San Diego Charger.

Happy Birthday LT!

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  • Rob Base

    Happy Birthday LT we miss you!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson


  • JoseSD

    You forgot about his 9 passing TDs

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      That’s one of the best stats ever!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Wish LT still played for us. He was and always will be the best (at least as far as the Chargers go).

  • RussinSactown

    Can we please have him come back as a coach? Even as a running back consultant.

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    Ladanian Tomlinson had a work ethic and drive like no other. Confidence oozes from his pores. Greatest stiff arm and over the top launch ever! LT was the greatest Chargers running back EVER!!! Happy Birthday #21. Now it is time to work as a “Team” and finally will that World Championship to the Bolt Faithful like you tried to do almost on your own.

  • arnie

    Thank you LT for everything. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • http://www.BoltBeat.com/ Peter Thompson

    Anyone up for some COW? I know I am.

    • FitzWilly


  • Alter Ego

    I bought a Vizio to watch you play – Happy Birthday LT.

  • SD Charger Fan

    Happy Birthday LT, hope your day is a grand one. Why don’t you come back to the Chargers as a Coach, we would love to have you

  • Mark 5

    happy belated birthday wish u came back this year to mentor Mathews. Ur his favorite player and he would listen to you.