Tuesday, February 26, 2008

LT breaks down while receiving prestigious Starr award

You’re probably aware that LaDainian Tomlinson has won numerous awards during his NFL career, but here’s one you may not have heard about.

During Super Bowl weekend earlier this month, the Chargers’ star running back received the 20th annual Bart Starr award during the Athletes in Action Super Bowl breakfast.

Starr, a NFL Hall of Famer who led Green Bay to the first two Super Bowl championships, presented the award which honors his commitment to be a positive role model to his family, teammates and community.

Tomlinson broke down in tears as he talked about his mother, Loreane, who raised her family alone.

“We didn't have much growing up, but we had a home,” Tomlinson said, according to the Baptist Press (BP) News Service. “When I was in high school, my mom accepted Christ into her life and that made all the difference. That is what life is all about.

“One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Luke 12:48 which says where much if given, much is required. It also says in the Bible it's harder for a rich man to get into heaven than a poor one. I have so much now; I'll never forget that challenge. I live by that verse which always keeps me humble.”

There’s a side of the real LT that you rarely hear about nowadays.


Judi said...

I reallllly like LT and am so excited about his positive role model - we need more like him! God bless him!

kareem said...

LT seems like a great guy on and off the field ... all of that talent and he still has a good head on his shoulders. That type of thing is getting more and rare in this time of the pampered athlete.