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James Lofton

James Lofton

James Lofton is an American former football player who played in the National Football League as a wide receiver for many teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Raiders, and many more. In addition, he is a former coach for the San Diego Chargers. In the year 2003, Lofton was drafted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Who are the footballer’s Parents?

James Lofton was born as James David Lofton on July 5, 1956, in Fort Ord, California. As of 2019, his age is 63 years old under the birth sign of Cancer. He was born to parents Emmanuel Michael Lofton (father) and Violet Lofton (mother). By nationality, he is American and belongs to the Afro-American ethnical background.

The former NFL star stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches with an average weight of around 84 kg. Both of his eyes and hair color are black.

Education from Stanford University

Lofton studied at George Washington High School in Los Angeles, California. During that time, he played for his high school football team. After his graduation, James moved to study at Stanford University where he played for them as a football team.

Who is James Lofton’s Wife?

Yes, James Lofton is a married man. He is married to his wife, Beverly Lofton since 1980. From their relationship, the pair shared three children as a son named David Lofton, Daniel Lofton, and a daughter named Rachel Lofton.

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Caption: James Lofton with his wife (Photo: Zimbio)

Both of their sons are football players who play for the Toronto Argonauts and the University of Hawaii. The whole family currently resides in San Diego, CA.

Sexual Harassment Case

The 63 years old American former NFL player was once accused of sexual harassment by a dancer. He along with teammate Eddie Lee Ivery was accused of sexual assault by a dancer at the Marquee Club in Milwaukee in October 1984. But they were not charged with any legal action as there was no evidence that proves them guilty.

After two years, James was again charged with second-degree sexual assault at the Green Bay nightclub. But even this time, he was not found guilty.

What is the Net Worth & Salary James Lofton?

According to the sources the estimated net worth of David Lofton is around $5 million as of 2019. Similarly, he earned an average salary of $70,000 as an analyst for CBS Sports.

Besides, he has also earned some amount of money from his 16-year long NFL career. His net worth also includes his Home in San Diego, CA.

Participated in the Long Jump

During the year 1994, Lofton had also participated in the long jump at the CIF California State Meet where he winds with a jump of 24 feet 3½ inches.

later in the year 1998, Lofton again appeared in the long jump at the NCAA Track where he winds with a jump of 26 feet 11¾ inches.


James began his professional career with the Green Bay Packers in 1978 when he was selected in the first round (sixth overall) of the NFL Draft. During that time, he was honored with the NFL Pro Bowl and four All-Pro teams. He also played in three Super Bowls with the Bills. In 2003, he appeared in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

James made 764 passes for 14,004 yards and 75 touchdowns with the Green Bay Packers during the 16 NFL seasons. In the 1983 and 1984 seasons, James led his team with an average of 22.4 and 22 yards. He then went on to play 32 times for 246 yards and one touchdown.

James became the first NFL player to have ever made the record 14,000 receiving yards and the second NFL player to score a touchdown in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s after one game to Drew Hill.

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Caption: James Lofton during his footfall career (Photo: Wikimedia)

He left Green Bay after appearing in seven Pro Bowls during the nine seasons leading his team with 9,656 receiving yards. In the year 1991, James made a new record of 1,000 receiving yards in a season and became the oldest player to make this record (later broken by Jerry Rice).

The same year on October 21, he again became the oldest player to make a record of 200 yards receiving and 200 yards from scrimmage in a game. At that time, James was 35 years old. In the year 1993, James gets retired from his playing career.

Coaching Career

After getting retired from his playing career, James began to serve the San Diego Chargers as their wide receiver coach. He served the club from 2002 to January 22, 2008.

In the year 2008, he joined the Oakland Raiders as the wide receivers coach. The following year January 13, he announced his retirement. After that, Sanjay Lal became the club’s new wide receivers coach.

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Caption: James Lofton with his sons (Source: Amazonas)

Lofton also wishes to become the head coach for Oakland Raiders. So, he had even applied for the job as a candidate there in 2007. But later the job was gone to Lane Kiffin. 

Broadcasting career

In 1999, Lofton joined the NFL coverage on Westwood One radio as a color analyst and sideline reporter until 2001. 

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Caption: James Lofton during the time with NFL on CBS (Photo: data image)

Later in the year 2009, Lofton re-enters to work for Sunday Night Football broadcasts alongside Dave Sims and later Kevin Kugler. During the year 2017, he took the place of Solomon Wilcots at a television position on the NFL on CBS.

Facts of James Lofton

Full NameJames David Lofton 
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 5, 1956
Age64 years 9 months
Place Of BirthFort Ord, California
Height6 feet 3 inches
Weight84 Kg
ProfessionAmerican former football player/ former coach/ Broadcaster
EducationGeorge Washington High School in Los Angeles, California/ Stanford University
SpouseBeverly Lofton
ChildrenDavid Lofton, Daniel Lofton/ Rachel Lofton
ParentsEmmanuel Michael Lofton (father) and Violet Lofton (mother)

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