Laken Tomlinson



Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 27

Weight: 312 lbs

College: Duke


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Awards & Honors

  • 2018: Bobb McKittrick Award


  • NFL players had the opportunity to participate in the NFL’s annual My Cause, My Cleats campaign during a designated home game between Weeks 13-15 of 2018. Tomlinson and his teammates represented their respective causes with custom-designed cleats in an effort to raise awareness and funding. The National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • Tomlinson and his teammates joined Levi’s in support of breast, colon and pediatric cancer warriors at the Crucial Catch Fashion Show presented by Dignity Health on October 2, 2018. 49ers players and cancer warriors took to the runway to show off their attire and share their stories of strength and courage with the audience.
  • Growing up in Jamaica, Tomlinson always aspired to serve in the healthcare industry. After his football career, he plans to become a neurosurgeon. Tomlinson has always taken education seriously, commuting 90 minutes each day to and from school to receive a quality education in high school. He went on to graduate from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in evolutionary anthropology and psychology. While currently focused on football, Tomlinson still finds time to shadow doctors to help prepare for a career in the medical field after his retirement from the NFL. Athletes everywhere can look to Tomlinson as proof that balancing academics and athletics can be difficult but achievable. He enjoys being a role model for kids, but plans to take it a step further. “I want to improve the healthcare system in Jamaica. I believe it is the best way to directly help people in need and make a difference,” said Tomlinson.