James Lofton

Born:     July 5, 1956
Birthplace:   Fort Ord, CA
\Zodiac Sign:  Cancer

Career and Life

James David Lofton is a former American football player and coach. He is a former 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 (1978–1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987–1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989–1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). He was also the NCAA champion in the long jump in 1978 while attending Stanford University. Lofton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

Lofton and his wife, Beverly, have three children: David, Daniel, and Rachel. David is a football player who most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Rachel was chosen to participate in the third season of television's Endurance Hawaii, where she took 6th place. Daniel is also a football player who received a scholarship to University of California, Berkeley but then transferred to the University of Hawaii after his freshman year. In 2009, Daniel transferred to Hardin–Simmons University in Abilene, Texas where he will play football as a wide receiver and run track as a sprinter. Rachel will be attending UCLA in the Fall of 2009. Lofton is also the godfather of former college teammate and NFL player Gordon Banks' children. Lofton's cousin, Kevin Bass, was a Major League Baseball player.

In October 1984, a dancer at the Marquee Club in Milwaukee accused James Lofton and his Packers teammate Eddie Lee Ivery of sexual assault. Lofton and Ivery asserted that the acts were consensual. Neither player ended up being charged in the incident due to a lack of evidence. Two years later, Lofton was charged with second-degree sexual assault following an incident in the stairwell of a Green Bay nightclub. He was found not guilty of that charge.

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