Aug 8, 2010; Canton, OH, USA; James Lofton emcees the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees Gameday Roundtable at the Canton Civic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Lofton, Anderson become Packers on this date in 1978

May 2, 1978, is a day that should live on in all Packers fans hearts and minds.

For it was on this date the Packers drafted James Lofton and John Anderson in the first round.

It turned out to be one of the most productive rounds of the draft in team history. Both players thrived for many years in the league as stars.

Courtesy of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, enjoy this short post:

Packers Land James Lofton 
and John Anderson

James Lofton

May 2, 1978 – With two first-round choices, the Packers strengthen both offense and defense by selecting Stanford wide receiver James Lofton (6th overall) and Michigan linebacker John Anderson (26th) in the opening round of the college draft. Lofton goes on to lead the team with 46 receptions for 818 yards and six touchdowns while Anderson finishes second on the team (to cornerback Willie Buchanon) with five interceptions. 



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