Breaking down the all-time Buffalo Bills WRs as voted by Bills Mafia

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James Lofton - Buffalo Bills

James Lofton is one of only two former Buffalo Bills that was elected into the NFL Hall of Fame.  Lofton played in 59 games for the Bills and ranks 15th on the Bills' receiving yards leaders with 2,736.  He also ranks 13th in touchdowns (21) and 30th in receptions (151).

These numbers hardly scream third best in Bills’ history but the fans voted this way, I think largely based on his career and the fact he is a Hall of Famer.  Lofton played four seasons with the Bills from 1989 to 1992; however, his career spanned 16 years, from 1978 to 1993.  He compiled 764 receptions, 14,004 yards, and 75 touchdowns.  Those are Hall of Fame numbers.

Lofton was voted to one Pro Bowl during his time with the Bills when he recorded 57 receptions, 1,072 yards, and eight touchdowns.  The most impressive stat though is his career yards per reception is an astounding 17.9.  Lofton has eight Pro Bowls and one first-team All-Pro (with the Packers) and three second-team All-Pros, also with the Packers.

Lofton also led the league in yards per reception while with the Packers twice, in 1983 and 1984, both with the Packers.  His prime was no doubt during his years with Green Bay, having played his first nine years with them; however, his deep-threat prowess made things much easier for Andre Reed over the middle and really helped open up that Bills’ no-huddle attack.