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Lomax , Neil
Neil V. Lomax was born February 17, 1959 in Portland, Oregon and played high school football at Lake Oswego High school, Lake Oswego, Oregon. Lomax was a great college quarterback at Portland State University from 1977 to 1980. In 1979, he was the team MVP and in 1980 he was a Division 1-AA All-American, placed 7th in Heisman voting, MVP of the North-South Senior Bowl, Oregon Athlete of the Year and College Football Roundup Player of the Year. He passed for a career total 13,220 yards, and 106 touchdowns. In a 1979 game against Northern Colorado he passed for a school record 499 yards. After college he was drafted in the second round by St. Louis/Phoenix (now Arizona Cardinals.) Lomax was a standout starter in the NFL from 1981 to 1988 before injuries forced his retirement. For his NFL career he had a .576 completion percentage, 22,771 yards passing and 136 touchdowns. During NFL playoffs he had a .627 completion percentage, 385 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lomax was elected into the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, College Football Hall of Fame in 1996, and the Portland State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997.