TCU Horned Frogs legend LaDainian Tomlinson is heading back to Fort Worth, Texas – not to join Gary Patterson’s football staff, but to take a seat on the TCU Board of Trustees.
TCU officially announced the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Famer as the newest member of the Board of Trustees on Monday, after the board voted to approve him in their latest meeting last Friday.
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TCU’s Board of Trustees consists of up to 50 members at any one time, and it’s a safe bet to say that LT is the most athletic of the bunch. Tomlinson has a strong argument as the greatest football player in the history of Texas Christian University, rushing for over 5,000 yards in a celebrated collegiate career.
In his last two seasons, Tomlinson totaled over 4,000 rushing yards combined, including a senior season in 2000 that saw him top 2,000 yards and win Consensus All-American honors. As a junior in 1999, Tomlinson ran for 406 yards against UTEP, setting a Division I single-game rushing record that stood for 15 years.
TCU’s all-time leading rusher, Tomlinson had his No. 5 retired by the Horned Frogs in 2005. Tomlinson went on to a celebrated pro career, making five Pro Bowls with the San Diego Chargers and setting the NFL single-season touchdowns record with 28 scores in 2006.