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November 09, 2010

LaDainian Tomlinson Equals Payton Record

National Football League and New York Jet star LaDainian Tomlinson recently reached two career milestones that place him in among the game's greatest players. The running back has now rushed for over 13,000 yards and caught passes for more than 4,000 yards. The only other running back to have matched those thresholds was the late Walter Payton.

In addition to their football accomplishments, Tomlinson and Payton were separately involved with charitable, off-field activities. For both players, their belief in "giving back" was matched by action. Enslow Publishers' biography of LaDainian Tomlinson discusses his philanthropic interests, and places them in the context of his exceptional professional career.

Author Craig Ellenport's LaDainian Tomlinson: All-Pro On and Off the Field discusses Tomlinson's life, the positive influences on his character, and how he combines athletic success with off-field achievements. This high-interest, 128 page title is available in paperback from Enslow Classroom, as well as Enslow's traditional, library-bound edition.

A free, downloadable teacher's guide is available for this Guided Reading Level "W" title.

September 20, 2010

LaDainian Tomlinson carries the Jets

LaDainian Tomlinson shined in yesterday's game against the Patriots at the New Meadowlands Stadium. Being 31 years old, some say LT is too old, washed up, losing his ability etc., but he really proved those people wrong in yesterday's game by rushing for 76 yards on 11 carries.

To read more about his performance yesterday, click here.

While Enslow's book, LaDainian Tomlinson: All-Pro On and Off the Field doesn't include information on his new season with the Jets, it still has some great information about what a terrific athlete and humanitarian LT is. This book is also available in library bound editions, and great for reluctant readers.