James Lofton lettered in football for Stanford from 1975-77. He also starred for the track team, winning the long jump at the 1978 NCAA Track and Field Championships and was a three-time All-American in the long jump. Lofton had 53 receptions for 931 yards and 12 touchdowns in 1977 and was an AP and NEA second team All-American selection. He caught two touchdowns in Stanford’s win over LSU in the 1977 Sun Bowl and was named MVP of the Senior Bowl the same year. Lofton received the Al Master’s Trophy in 1978 given annually to the student athlete attaining the highest standards of athletic performance, leadership and academic excellence. The sixth overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1978 NFL Draft, Lofton was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl eight times and named to four All-Pro teams. He played in three Super Bowls and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
1978 NCAA Champion in the long jump with a leap of 26-11 Â¾ (8.22m)...3-time All-American in the long jump (1976-78)...2-time Pac-10 Champion in the long jump (1977-78)...Stanford record holder in the long jump with a leap of 26-11 Â¾ (8.22m)...Shares all-time Stanford record in the 200 meters of 20.74 seconds with Larry Questad...No 6 on the all-time Stanford list in the 400 meters with a time of 46.54 seconds...No. 7 on the all-time Stanford list in the 100 meters with a time of 10.54 seconds...Also a hall of famer in football.