LaDainian Tomlinson headlines 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

    LaDainian Tomlinson, Morten Andersen, Jason Taylor, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Terrell Davis and Kurt Warner are announced as inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the 6th annual NFL Honors at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston.

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    • Tomlinson says he 'got emotional right away'
    • He and Jason Taylor were elected in their first year of eligibility

    Houston (CNN)The Chargers may no longer be in San Diego, but longtime fans of the Bolts have reason to celebrate, as iconic Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was among the group elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

    The class of 2017 is Tomlinson, Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Kurt Warner, Jerry Jones and Kenny Easley.
      The class was announced during the taping of NFL Honors, a two-hour prime-time awards special held at the Wortham Theater Center in Houston. The group will be enshrined in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, in August.
      Of this year's class, Tomlinson was seen as the likely lock. The 2006 NFL MVP is fifth in career rushing yards, second in career rushing touchdowns and third in total touchdowns.
      Tomlinson -- who is originally from Rosebud, Texas, a little more than 150 miles away from Houston -- said he "got emotional right away."
      "I just thought about the journey," a red-eyed Tomlinson said. "I thought about being a small-town kid from up the road, to now going to Canton, Ohio."
      Warner's journey is one of th