Waco: LaDainian Tomlinson named to TCU’s Board of Trustees

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco’s LaDainian Tomlinson is adding another jewel to his resume, which already includes a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

LaDainian Tomlinson at a fundraiser in Waco in 2017. (Photo by Julie Hays/file)

Texas Christian University, the former running back’s alma mater, announced Monday the Waco University High School Graduate has been named to its Board of Trustees, a decision reportedly confirmed at the board’s meeting on Friday.

“You may have heard of the newest member of the TCU Board of Trustees…congrats, LT!” the university tweet read.

LT later retweeted the news to his 78,000 followers.

Tomlinson was born in Rosebud but spent much of his youth in Marlin, attending high school there as a freshman before transferring to University High School to play under Coach LeRoy Coleman.

Tomlinson played football at TCU from 1997-2000 where he was named a first-team All American and a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2000.

For 15 years, LT held the NCAA record for the most rushing yardage in a half and was drafted in the first round of 2001 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers before retiring in 2012.

The Central Texas native was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017.

Tomlinson now runs the Tomlinson Center for Leadership in Dallas.

He also spends plenty of time giving back to the people of Central Texas.

In 2017, Tomlinson served as the speaker for a Talitha Koum Institute fundraiser in at the Woodway Arboretum, in which the superstar wrote a 10,000 check on the spot.

Just a few weeks ago, the fan favorite came back to Central Texas to host a free football clinic for kids.