As a football player, Lofton was a deep-threat at wide receiver, possessing both speed and great hands. He was named the NFLs Rookie of the Year after catching 46 passes for 818 yards and 6 touchdowns. In 16 seasons that saw him play for Green Bay, the Los Angeles Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and the Philadelphia Eagles, Lofton caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards and recorded six seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards.
Lofton was selected to play in eight Pro Bowls, seven while he was in Green Bay and one with Buffalo, and in 1991, at age 35, the speedy receiver became the oldest player in league history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. In 13 playoff games, he caught 41 passes for 759 yards and eight touchdowns. In three of those playoff games he recorded 100-yard plus performances.
Loftons career total of 14,004 yards receiving was an NFL best at the time of his retirement.
All-Pro - 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984
All-Pro Second Team - 1980, 1982, 19833, 1985
Pro Bowls - 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1992
NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year 1978
Named to 1980s All-Decade Team
Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame - August 3, 2003
1990 AFC - Buffalo Bills 51, Los Angeles Raiders 3
1991 AFC - Buffalo Bills 10, Denver Broncos 7
1992 AFC - Buffalo Bills 29, Miami Dolphins 10
Super Bowl XXV - New York Giants 20, Buffalo Bills 19
Super Bowl XXVI - Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24
Super Bowl XXVII - Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17