Lofton receives prime billing at Lombardi tourney

James Lofton. Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lofton receives prime billing at Lombardi tourney

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED May 29, 2014

He's one of the all-time great receivers in NFL history, and he's one of the A-list celebrities playing in the 44th Vince Lombardi Golf Classic.

Legendary Packers wide receiver James Lofton told 620WTMJ's Jeff Falconio and Greg Matzek that his golf game will be much improved compared to his first appearance in 1980.

"It is markedly better than the first time I played the Lombardi, when I sprayed one into the crowd," said Lofton on "Sports Central."

"I might pull out the old six-iron and put it right down the middle."

His old quarterback, Lynn Dickey, was part of the team that the tournament last year.

"Lynn is the ultimate quarterback.  He probably spent more time golfing than he spent in his playbook," Lofton quipped.

Lofton says he is staying close to his old team.

"Doing broadcasting now...I get to see the Packers, talk to the current players," said Lofton.

"Getting to know the guys over the years has been a lot of fun.  Working the Super Bowl a couple years ago when they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, that was the ultimate."

Besides Lofton, the list of golfers is long:
- Jared Abbrederis
- Jim Bakken
- Don Barclay
- Zeke Bratkowski
- Bryan Bulaga
- Willie Buchanon
- Jarrett Bush
- Mark Chmura
- Mason Crosby
- Lynn Dickey
- Gary Ellerson
- Bruce Froemming
- Tiger Greene
- Brett Goode
- Scott Henry
- Davon House
- Chris Jacke
- Dan Jansen
- Karen Jansen
- Greg Koch
- Jerry Kramer
- Wayne Larrivee
- Tim Masthay
- Chester Marcol
- Jordy Nelson
- Pat Richter
- Ken Sanders
- Jan Stenerud
- Jacob Stoneburner
- Karl Swanke
- Gorman Thomas
- Bob Uecker
- David Whitehurst
- Frank Winters

The event also includes a gala Friday night hosted by Matzek.

Click here for more information on how to attend the Lombardi Classic on June 7th.