The No. 21 will never be worn again in San Diego.
The Chargers announced that they will retire LaDainian Tomlinson’s No. 21 jersey in a ceremony during the team’s November 22 Sunday night game against the Chiefs.
Tomlinson will also be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.
“This is a special, special opportunity for the Chargers family and all Chargers fans,” Chargers chairman Dean Spanos said in a statement. “Few players, if any, have meant more to this franchise than LT. He was the heart and soul of this team through one of the most successful decades in our history. I couldn’t wait to watch him play every week because I knew I would see something special. And that’s what he gave all of us: special memories we’ll carry with us forever.”
Tomlinson ranks fifth all-time with 13,684 career rushing yards, 12,480 of which came when he was a member of the Chargers, and ranks behind only Emmitt Smith with 145 rushing touchdowns.
Tomlinson will join Lance Alworth, Dan Fouts and Junior Seau as Chargers players who have had their numbers retired by the franchise.