Hall of Fame Story - James Lofton


WR - Stanford
Joined Raiders: trade, Green Bay, 1987

Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3, 2003... Traded to the Raiders in 1987 and played two seasons for the Silver and Black... Later spent four seasons with the Buffalo Bills and also played for the L.A. Rams and Philadelphia Eagles in final NFL season... Entered NFL as No. 1 draft pick of Green Bay in 1978 and spent eight seasons with Packers... In 16 seasons, caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards — an 18.3-yard average per catch... Recorded more than 50 catches in a season nine times... His 14,004 career reception yardage mark was an NFL-best at the time of his retirement, while his 43 games with 100 or more yards receiving ranked third... First NFL player to score a touchdown in 1970s, 1980s and 1990s... Named All-Pro four times, All-NFC three times and selected to play in eight Pro Bowls... In 1991, at age 35, became the oldest player in league history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season and recorded a career-best 220 receiving yards in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals... In 13 playoff game appearances, caught 41 passes for 759 yards and eight touchdowns, including a seven-reception game in Super Bowl XXVI... In three of those playoff games, recorded 100-yard plus performances... Won NCAA long jump title as a senior at Stanford... Coached Raiders wide receivers in 2008 after serving in same capacity for San Diego.