29. LaDainian Tomlinson’s signature ball flip
You may not have a team any more, San Diego, but you did have LaDainian Tomlinson in his prime for nine NFL seasons (2001-09). Trading away the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NFL Draft to the Atlanta Falcons might have been tough, but Tomlinson was the most explosive back of his generation.
Tomlinson went No. 5 overall to the San Diego Chargers in the 2001 NFL Draft. All he did was run the football better than any human being alive at that time. He was a five-time Pro Bowler, a three-time All-Pro, the 2006 NFL MVP, the 2006 Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner and a soon-to-be inducted member of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class.
Tomlinson had 13,684 career rushing yards and a completely ridiculous 145 rushing touchdowns. He also found pay dirt 17 times through the air. Tomlinson set an NFL record for most rushing touchdowns (28) and touchdowns from scrimmage (31) in his 2006 MVP season.
When he got into the end zone, which he did better than anything you’ve ever done in your life, he would do his patented ball flip. Tomlinson would put his left hand behind his head, strike a pose, and flip the ball nonchalantly into the opponent’s end zone he just conquered. It was as classy as anything Ron Burgundy ever did in San Diego. This power move of Tomlinson’s was on par with taking Dorothy Mantooth out for a nice seafood dinner and never calling her again.