February 17, 1959 |
|NFL Draft:||1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33|
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Lomax was a standout college player at Portland State University, going from fifth-string freshman quarterback on partial scholarship to emergency starter to NCAA legend. By the end of his college career, Neil Lomax held 90 NCAA records, including one game where he threw for seven touchdown passes in a single quarter. He also had a game against Northern Colorado in 1979 where he was 44/77 for 499 yards passing. As of 2012, that game ranks 4th all-time at Portland State for yards thrown in a game. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in 1981.
He was drafted fifth by the then-St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft. Despite his college heroics, he had an up-and-down 9-year career for some very mediocre Cardinals teams, displaying brilliance in his two Pro Bowl years (1984 and 1987), but also occasionally playing poorly enough to be benched.
He threw for 4,614 yards in 1984, good for 20th place all time for most passing yards in a season.
Lomax is the president of ProMax Event Management and an avid golfer. For the 2005 OSAA Football season, Lomax served as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the Tigard High School Tigers in Tigard, Oregon. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Then in roughly 2008 he began working with the Roosevelt Rough Riders. He is currently offensive coordinator and quarter back coach under the leadership of head coach Christian Swain. He is now the quarterback coach for Tualatin High School in Tualatin Oregon. On March 21, 2018, Lomax was announced as the new head football coach at Fort Vancouver high school in Vancouver, Washington.
Lomax and his wife Laurie live in Lake Oswego, Oregon. They have four children: the oldest, Nick, was a quarterback at Boise State; his daughter Ali played basketball at Westmont College, his second son, Jack, was a quarterback at Lake Oswego High School and at Oregon State; and his youngest son Mitch played for Lake Oswego Little League's Oregon state championship baseball team and Lake Oswego's Oregon state championship football team.
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