May 26, 2007
Miami, Fla. - Former Stanford football player David Lofton has signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins. Five players from the 2006 Stanford Football team are now members of NFL rosters as Lofton joins former Cardinal teammates Trent Edwards (Buffalo Bills, third round draft pick), Michael Okwo (Chicago Bears, third round draft pick), Brandon Harrison (Houston Texans, fifth round draft pick) and Trevor Hooper (Buffalo Bills, free agent).
Lofton had a strong senior season at Stanford in 2006 despite playing in just eight games and making only six starts due to injuries. He was ranked among the Pac-10 leaders for much of the season in tackles before missing the final four contests and not starting any of the last six games of the season with his injuries. Lofton still managed to finish seventh on the club with 47 tackles (23 solo, 24 assists) with 1.0 sack (-7 yards), 1.0 tackle-for-loss (-7 yards), a fumble recovery and a pass breakup as a senior. He had a career-high 12 tackles at San Jose State and then got 11 at Notre Dame.
Lofton participated in the 2007 Hula Bowl following his senior season.
As a junior in 2005, Lofton played in all 11 games at safety and made five starts while recording 35 total tackles (26 solo, 9 assisted), including 1.0 for a loss (-2 yards) and one pass breakup.
Lofton moved to safety as a reserve in 2004 after spending his first two seasons of a five-year collegiate career at Stanford as a wide receiver and quarterback.
Lofton finished his career with 82 tackles (49 solo, 33 assisted), 1.0 sacks (-7 yards), 2.0 tackles-for-loss (-9 yards), one fumble recovery and two pass breakups in 27 games played and 11 starts. He also caught a pair of passes for 10 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2003.
As a prep senior, Lofton was one of the top high school players in the state of Texas in 2001 as he threw for over 1,700 yards as the starting quarterback for Plano High School, while also rushing for over 600 and accounting for 17 touchdowns.
David is the son of former Stanford and NFL great James Lofton, who is a member of the Professional Football Hall of Fame and currently a wide receivers coach with the San Diego Chargers.