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Under Center with Pete Prisco
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Gerald gets into the huddle with CBS Sports Pete Prisco to talk about some of the elite QB's whose performance so far has been not quite so elite. Then, we catch up with Hall of Fame wideout James Lofton.
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We catch up with Hall of Famer James Lofton, and also get Pete Prisco's take on the state of the NFL on this week's program.
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James Lofton
Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton was the No. 1 draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 1978. He was a great athlete and an All-American wide receiver at Stanford University where he excelled not only at football, but as a track star, winning the NCAA long jump title as a senior As a football player, Lofton was a deep-threat at wide receiver, possessing both speed and great hands. He was named the NFL’s Rookie of the Year after catching 46 passes for 818 yards and 6 touchdowns. In 16 seasons that saw him play for Green Bay, the Los Angeles Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and the Philadelphia Eagles, Lofton caught 764 passes for 14,004 yards and recorded six seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards. Lofton was selected to play in eight Pro Bowls, seven while he was in Green Bay and one with Buffalo, and in 1991, at age 35, the speedy receiver became the oldest player in league history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. In 13 playoff games, he caught 41 passes for 759 yards and eight touchdowns. In three of those playoff games he recorded 100-yard plus performances. Lofton’s career total of 14,004 yards receiving was an NFL best at the time of his retirement.

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Pete Prisco
Pete Prisco has covered the NFL for three decades, including working as a beat reporter in Jacksonville for the Jaguars. He hosted his own radio show for seven years, and can be seen throughout the week on CBS Sports' NFL shows. When he's not watching game tape you can find Pete on Twitter or dreaming of an Arizona State national title in football.

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