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James Lofton
James Lofton
1978 Packers 1986
Home Position Road
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General information
Height 6 ft. 3 in.
Weight 187 lbs.
Born July 5, 1956 (age 60)
Birthplace Flag of the United States Fort Ord, California
Career information
College Stanford Stanford
NFL Draft 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted by Packers Green Bay Packers
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James Lofton (born July 5, 1956 at Fort Ord, California) is a Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver. He is best known for his years in the National Football League where he played with the Green Bay Packers from 1978 to 1986. He was inducted to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

He also played for the Los Angeles Raiders (1987–1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989–1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). He was also the NCAA champion in the long jump in 1978 while attending Stanford University.

College careerEdit

Lofton graduated from Stanford University. As a senior in 1977, Lofton received 57 passes for 1,010 yards (17.72 yards per reception average) with 14 touchdowns, and was an AP & NEA Second Team All-American selection.

NFL Professional careerEdit

Lofton was drafted in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He was named to the NFL Pro Bowl eight times (seven with the Packers, one with the Bills). He was also named to four All-Pro teams. He also played in three Super Bowls during his career with the Bills. Lofton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

In his 16 NFL seasons, Lofton caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards and 75 touchdowns. He averaged 20 yards per catch or more in five seasons, leading the league in 1983 and 1984 with an average of 22.4 and 22 yards respectively. He also rushed 32 times for 246 yards and one touchdown.

Lofton is the first NFL player to record 14,000 yards receiving and the first to score a touchdown in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. During his nine seasons in Green Bay, Lofton played in seven Pro Bowls and left as the team's all time leading receiver with 9,656 yards. In 1991, Lofton became the oldest player to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season (since broken by Jerry Rice). On October 21, of that same year, Lofton became the oldest player to record 200 yards receiving as well as 200 yards from scrimmage in a game (35 years, 108 days). He is also the 2nd oldest player to have 200+ all purpose yards in a game behind Mel Gray (35 years, 204 days).

StatisticsEdit

Statistics
Season NFL Team Games Receiving Rushing
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD
1978 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 16 -- 46 818 17.8 58T 6 3 13 4.3 15 0 Probowl
1979 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 16 -- 54 968 17.9 52 4 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0 --
1980 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 16 -- 71 1,226 17.3 47 4 -- -- -- -- -- Probowl
1981 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 16 -- 71 1,294 18.2 75T 8 -- -- -- -- -- Probowl
1982 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 9 -- 35 696 19.9 80T 4 4 101 25.3 83T 1 Probowl
1983 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 16 -- 58 1,300 22.4 74T 8 9 36 4.0 13 0 Probowl
1984 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 16 -- 62 1,361 22.0 79T 7 10 82 8.2 26 0 Probowl
1985 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 16 -- 69 1,153 16.7 56T 4 4 14 3.5 21 0 Probowl
1986 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 15 -- 64 840 13.1 36 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
1987 Raiders helmet L.A. Raiders 12 -- 41 880 21.5 49 5 1 1 1.0 1 0 --
1988 Raiders helmet L.A. Raiders 16 -- 28 549 19.6 57 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
1989 Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills 12 -- 8 166 20.8 47 3 -- -- -- -- -- --
1990 Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills 16 -- 35 712 20.3 71 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
1991 Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills 15 15 57 1,072 18.8 77T 8 -- -- -- -- -- Probowl
1992 Bills helmet2 Buffalo Bills 16 15 51 786 15.4 50 6 -- -- -- -- -- --
1993 Rams helmet Los Angeles Rams 1 0 1 16 16.0 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
1994 Eagles helmet Philadelphia Eagles 9 2 13 167 12.8 32 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
9 Yrs Packers PACKERS TOTAL 136 -- 530 9,656 18.2 80 49 31 245 7.9 83 1 --
Career statistics and player information from NFL.com

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