25 Facts About James Lofton


James David Lofton was born on July 5,1956 and is an American former professional football player and coach.


James Lofton played in the National Football League as a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Raiders, the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles.


James Lofton was the NCAA champion in the long jump in 1978 while attending Stanford University.


Widely regarded as one of the greatest wide receivers of all time, Lofton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.


James Lofton prepped at George Washington High School in Los Angeles, California where he played quarterback and safety.


James Lofton was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity, and earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering in 1978.


James Lofton was a sprinter of note, with a best of 20.5 in the 200 meter.

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James Lofton has been an active participant in Masters track and field since 1997.


James Lofton was drafted in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.


James Lofton was named to the NFL Pro Bowl eight times.


James Lofton played in three Super Bowls during his career with the Bills.


James Lofton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.


James Lofton 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.


James Lofton rushed 32 times for 246 yards and one touchdown.


James Lofton is the first NFL player to record 14,000 yards receiving and was the second to score a touchdown in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.


In 1991, James Lofton became the oldest player to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season.


James Lofton is the 2nd oldest player to have 200+ all-purpose yards in a game behind Mel Gray,.


James Lofton became the wide receiver coach for the San Diego Chargers in 2002 and continued that role until he was fired on January 22,2008.


Early in his coaching career, James Lofton watched Robert Woods in a high school track meet, he noted that he would be an incredible NFL prospect.


In 2005 at the NFL draft, James Lofton played catch with Desean Jackson, noting he was going to be an excellent deep ball threat.


James Lofton was later announced as a candidate to become head coach for Oakland Raiders in 2007 but the job would later go to Lane Kiffin.


On January 13,2009, James Lofton was let go by the Oakland Raiders and replaced by Sanjay Lal.


James Lofton moved to a television position on the NFL on CBS in 2017, replacing the departing Solomon Wilcots.


James Lofton has been the game analyst paired with Andrew Catalon since then.


James Lofton's cousin, Kevin Bass, was a Major League Baseball player.

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