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James Lofton

James Lofton

Team Number: 0
Birth Date: 05/05/1956
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215lbs.
Position: Wide Receiver
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James Lofton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the class of 2003.

James David Lofton was born in Monterey, California on July 5, 1956. He attended George Washington High School in Los Angeles, California where he played quarterback and safety.

James Lofton graduated from Stanford University. As a senior in 1977 Lofton received 57 passes for 1,010 yards. He also had 14 touchdowns and was an AP and NEA Second Team All-American Selection. He also was a huge track star here. James Lofton won the long jump at the 1978 NCAA Track and Field Championships with a jump of 26 feet 11 ¾ inches.

James Lofton was drafted by the Green Bay Packers as the 6th pick of the 1978 NFL Draft. That year he was named NFL’s Rookie of the Year after catching 46 passes for 818 yards and six touchdowns. James Lofton played for the Green Bay Packers from 1978-1986. He attended seven NFL Pro Bowl while being with the Green Bay Packers. He was also named to four All-Pro teams.

In his 16 NFL seasons James Lofton caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards and 75 touchdowns. He also attended eight Pro Bowls and three Super Bowls. Lofton left the Green Bay Packers as the all time leading receiver with 9,656 yards. In 1991 Lofton became the oldest player to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season.

James Lofton became the wide receiver coach for the San Diego Chargers in 2002. In 2008 The Oakland Raiders hired him as their wide receivers coach.

The apple doesn’t fall from the tree in the Lofton family. James son David is a football player who most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Daniel Lofton, is other son, is also a football player who received a scholarship to University of California, Berkley. He transferred to the University of Hawaii after his freshman year. Lofton’s cousin, Kevin Bass, was a Major League Baseball Player.

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