James David Lofton (born July 5, 1956 at Fort Ord, Monterey County, California) is a former American football player and coach. He is a former American football coach for the San Diego Chargers but is best known for his years in the National Football League as a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers (-), Los Angeles Raiders (-), the Buffalo Bills (-), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). He was also the NCAA champion in the long jump in 1978 while attending Stanford University. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lofton prepped at George Washington High School in Los Angeles, California where he played quarterback and safety. Lofton won the long jump at the 1978 NCAA Track and Field Championships with a wind-aided jump of 26 feet 11 inches. He won the long jump at the 1974 CIF California State Meet with a jump of 24 feet 3 inches after placing sixth in this meet the year before.
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