Neil Lomax

Neil Lomax
No. 15
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1959-02-17) February 17, 1959
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Career information
College: Portland State
NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 136–90
Yards: 22,771
QB Rating: 82.7
Player stats at

Neil Vincent Lomax (born February 17, 1959) is a former American football quarterback.

College career

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.

Pro career

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 4614 yards in 1984, good for 20th place all time for most passing yards in a season.

He was forced to retire before the 1990 season due to a severely arthritic hip. In 1991, he underwent hip replacement surgery.

After football

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.


Lomax and his wife Laurie live in Lake Oswego, Oregon.[1] They have four children: the oldest, Nick, was a quarterback at Boise State and is now attending Oregon State University; his daughter Ali plays basketball for the women's basketball team at Westmont College, his second son, Jack, was a quarterback at Lake Oswego High School and is now a sophomore quarterback 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.[1][2]


  1. 1 2 "ProMax Founder Neil Lomax biography". ProMax Event Management. Retrieved 2007-08-09.
  2. Tenorio, Gina (August 9, 2007). "Baseball and barbecue do mix; Civitan LL hosts Oregon champs". San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved 2007-08-06.
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