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James Lofton: Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver

James Lofton Career Highlights

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Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton was the No. 1 draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1978. He was a great athlete and an All-American wide receiver at Stanford University where he excelled not only at football, but as a track star, winning the NCAA long jump title as a senior

As a football player, Lofton was a deep-threat at wide receiver, possessing both speed and great hands. He was named the NFL’s 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.

Lofton’s career total of 14,004 yards receiving was an NFL best at the time of his retirement.

Career Highlights
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

Championship Games
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 Bowls
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

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