Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson delivers his inspirational and motivational speech as he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“The family legacy that began in such a cruel way has given birth to generations of successful, caring Tomlinsons. I firmly believe God chose me to help bring two races together under one last name.
“My story is America’s story. All our ancestors, unless we are American Indian, came from another country, another culture. Football is a microcosm of America. All races, religions, creeds are living, playing, and competing side-by-side. America is the land of opportunity. Let’s not slam the door on those who may look and sound different than us, rather, let’s open it wide for those who believe themselves that anything is possible and are willing to compete and take whatever risk necessary to work hard and succeed.”