Journey to Greatness: LaDainian Tomlinson

LaDainian Tomlinson's journey to greatness began in high school at University High in Waco, Texas, under coach Leroy Coleman. It was during this time that Tomlinson learned the importance of being a good teammate and a selfless player. His coaches demanded respect and instilled values that shaped him into the leader he is today. Tomlinson's exceptional talent and character earned him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where he was inducted in 2017. Being surrounded by living Hall of Famers during his enshrinement was a surreal moment for him. After retiring from professional football, Tomlinson started the LT Academy, an after-school program that empowers high school athletes. The academy serves as a resource for student athletes, parents, and coaches, teaching them the importance of doing the right things on and off the field. Drawing on his personal experiences, Tomlinson guides young people through the academy to help them succeed.