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LaDainian Tomlinson: From NFL running back to … pastor?

Former San Diego Chargers star will make his feature-film acting debut in God Bless the Broken Road.

LaDainian Tomlinson (Photo by K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Former San Diego Chargers star LaDainian Tomlinson is set to to star as a pastor in a movie based on a Grammy Award-winning country music song. 

No, this isn’t an early April Fool’s joke.

Tomlinson, who led the NFL in rushing from 2001 to 2011, will make his feature-film acting debut in “God Bless the Broken Road.” You can watch a trailer for the faith-based movie, directed by “God’s Not Dead” and “God’s Not Dead 2” director, Harold Cronk, below. 

The movie is based on the country music song “Bless the Broken Road,” which was recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994 and subsequently won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song. Rascal Flatts recorded a new version of the song in 2004.

Tomlinson will play the role of a pastor who comes to the aid of a beleaguered mother, played by Lindsay Pulsipher, and a disabled Afghanistan war veteran, played by Arthur Cartwright.

Kim Delaney, Robin Givens and “American idol” alum Jordin Sparks are also in the cast.

On Tuesday, Tomlinson was announced as one of the 15 modern-era finalists for the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 2017 class.


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