EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – LaDainian Tomlinson has become the fourth running back in NFL history to catch 600 passes, reaching the milestone midway through the first quarter of the New York Jets' game against the San Diego Chargers.
Tomlinson, sixth on the NFL's career rushing list, joins Larry Centers (827), Marshall Faulk (767) and Keith Byars (610) as running backs with 600 or more receptions. He got No. 600 on a 6-yard shovel pass from Mark Sanchez on third-and-7 from the Chargers 22. The Jets kicked a field goal on the next play to cut the deficit to 7-3.
Tomlinson, playing for the first time against the team he spent his first nine seasons, entered the game needing a touchdown vs. San Diego to join Terrell Owens as the only players to score against all 32 NFL teams.