James Lofton Honored as Hometown Hall of Famer
Green Bay Packers and Pro Football Hall of Famer James Lofton will be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance in Los Angeles on November 15, as part of “Hometown Hall of Famers.”
The program honors the hometown roots of football’s greatest players, coaches and contributors with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in their communities.
“We are thrilled to bring the Pro Football Hall of Fame to communities across the country and congratulate James Lofton and Washington Preparatory High School on bringing a piece of the Pro Football Hall of Fame to Los Angeles,” said George Veras, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enterprises president and CEO.
An eight-time Pro Bowler, Lofton will be presented with his “Hometown Hall of Famer” plaque during a special ceremony at 12:30 p.m. PT on November 15 at Washington Preparatory High School, where the plaque will live permanently. The presentation will be made by Lofton’s son, Daniel.
In addition to the plaque, a commemorative James Lofton “Hometown Hall of Famers” road sign will be on display in Los Angeles.
The Packers selected Lofton sixth overall in the 1978 NFL Draft. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003.