James Lofton to announce Packers’ second-round pick

Posted by Mike Spofford on May 1, 2014 – 11:53 am

Former Packers WR James LoftonPro Football Hall of Famer and former Packers receiving great James Lofton will announce the Packers’ second-round draft pick at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Friday, May 9.

This marks the fourth straight year the NFL has had alumni players announce picks at the draft. Last year’s Green Bay alum was Dave Robinson, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame a few months later.

Around the NFC North, the alumni announcing second-round picks will be as follows: LB Mike Singletary for the Chicago Bears, WR Herman Moore for the Detroit Lions and S Joey Browner for the Minnesota Vikings.


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Watch Hall of Famer James Lofton on ‘Inside the NFL’

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 20, 2013 – 5:21 pm

Former Packers WR and Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton was a special guest on this week’s episode of “Inside the NFL” on Showtime, discussing QB Aaron Rodgers’ injury, the Packers’ season thus far and his thoughts on Lambeau Field.

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James Lofton joins Sirius XM NFL radio

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 25, 2013 – 4:17 pm

Former Packers WR and Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton has joined the SiriusXM NFL radio team and will host The SiriusXM Blitz alongside Bruce Murray.

Lofton will make his debut on Friday at 10 a.m. CT, and the show will air live from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday.

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James Lofton to be part of Kickoff Opener countdown

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 4, 2013 – 11:05 am

Former Packers WR and Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton will be one of 32 players representing each NFL team participating in NBC’s countdown to the Kickoff Opener between the Ravens and Broncos on Thursday night.

The 32 legends of the game will appear on the air, counting down from 32 to 1 as the 2013 season begins in Denver at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Here’s the full list of participants:

Arizona Cardinals, Kurt Warner (QB)
Atlanta Falcons, Deion Sanders (CB)
Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis (LB)
Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly (QB)
Carolina Panthers, Kevin Greene (LB-DE)
Chicago Bears, Mike Ditka (TE)
Cincinnati Bengals, Anthony Munoz (T)
Cleveland Browns, Jim Brown (FB)
Dallas Cowboys, Michael Irvin (WR)
Denver Broncos, Shannon Sharpe (TE)
Detroit Lions, Barry Sanders (RB)
Green Bay Packers, James Lofton (WR)
Houston Texans, Jamie Sharper (LB)
Indianapolis Colts, Jeff Saturday (C)
Jacksonville Jaguars, Fred Taylor (RB)
Kansas City Chiefs, Willie Lanier (LB)
Miami Dolphins, Larry Little (G)
Minnesota Vikings, John Randle (DT)
New England Patriots, Willie McGinest (LB)
New Orleans Saints, Willie Roaf (T)
New York Giants, Phil Simms (QB)
New York Jets, Joe Namath (QB)
Oakland Raiders, Howie Long (DE)
Philadelphia Eagles, Troy Vincent (DB)
Pittsburgh Steelers, Franco Harris (RB)
San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice (WR)
San Diego Chargers, Dan Fouts (QB)
Seattle Seahawks, Cortez Kennedy (DT)
St. Louis Rams, Marshall Faulk (RB)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Warren Sapp (DT)
Tennessee Titans, Jevon Kearse (DE)
Washington Redskins, Lavar Arrington (LB)


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Lofton to help unveil Packers flag in NYC

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 4, 2012 – 2:05 pm

Former WR James Lofton will be the Packers’ alumnus representing the franchise at the 2012 NFL Kickoff Show in New York City on Wednesday.

Lofton will join the one Packers fan whose design was selected for the Packers flag in the inaugural NFL Fan Flag Challenge. The contest asked fans to submit designs with elements representative of their team’s city, community, traditions, or its fans.  The winner’s inspirational concept was then used to create the team’s flag.

All 32 flags will be unveiled during the pregame show at Rockefeller Center. The show, televised by NBC, will lead into Wednesday night’s Kickoff Opener between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

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Another milestone for Driver

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 26, 2011 – 1:44 pm

On Sunday night, WR Donald Driver became the first player in Green Bay Packers history to eclipse 10,000 receiving yards in his career. He’s the 36th player in the history of the NFL to do so.

Driver began the 2010 season needing only 42 yards to surpass James Lofton as the franchise’s all-time leader in receiving yards, a record he snagged in Week 2 at Carolina. Just a few days before the opener against New Orleans back in September, with Driver closing in on Lofton’s mark, I sat down for a one-on-one videotaped interview with Driver during which he talked about some of the most memorable catches and moments of his career.

For a look back at that video, click here. Congrats to Driver on yet another milestone.

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