Five-time NFL Pro Bowl selection LaDainian Tomlinson was picked up by the New York Jets as a free agent in 2010, but the former San Diego Chargers running back didn’t jump to put his California home on the market. As a matter of fact, Tomlinson’s San Diego home didn’t hit the market until nearly a year later. It’s now listed for $5,210,000.

The Texas-born running back, often called by his short and sweet nickname “L.T.,” picked up his massive 13+-acre San Diego area pad, tucked within the city of Poway, in 2004 for $3.5 million. As is typical with celebrity and sport star homes, the estate includes some nice recreational outlets, such as a full-size basketball court and tennis court. In addition to the 9,500-sq ft main house is a resort-style swimming pool, private theater, outside cabana with BBQ area, flat-screen TVs and heaters, and detached guest quarters.

Tomlinson’s home doesn’t actually span across the entire 13 acres, though. According to the listing, the property consists of 2 parcels, one measuring 8.24 acres and the other just over 5 acres. The second parcel is noted as being ideal for selling, or holding for development. Either way, Tomlinson is set to turn a nice profit if the home sells anywhere near the asking price. Listed for $5,210,000, a sticker price offer could turn into a 53.2 percent profit. This is apparently a common trend on the Poway real estate market. Zillow’s Real Estate Market Reports show 66.1 percent of Poway homes sold in June sold for more than their previous purchase price.

Erika Riggs contributed to this article.

About the Author

Lauren Riefflin manages news around Zillow Mobile communications and works closely with Zillow's real estate economists in preparing Zillow's real estate market reports. She also focuses on celebrity real estate news as both a Zillow Blog author and manager of celebrity content relationships.

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