LaDainian Tomlinson is aware of the arduous training required to play in the NFL.
He had a distinguished career at TCU and was selected with the fifth overall choice in 2001.
He continued to play at a high level in the NFL, appearing in five Pro Bowls and earning three first-team All-Pro honors.
He consequently became upset when he realized that another member of his family had also achieved his desire by being drafted.
The 2022 Jim Thorpe Award winner was taken by the Rams at number 182 overall in the sixth round of the draft.
His uncle was present in the space and was attempting to hold back tears when he received the call from Les Snead.
On NFL Total Access, Tomlinson reminisced on that touching exchange with his nephew and referred to it as "an amazing feeling."