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.
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
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