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University of Miami Athletics

Elija Lofton


Tight End




230 lbs.




Las Vegas, Nev.

High School

Bishop Gorman

Elija Lofton - Football - University of Miami Athletics

High School: One of nation’s top-ranked tight ends…Four-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals… ranked among top 15 tight ends nationally by both ESPN and 247Sports…Top-rated player in state of Nevada by ESPN and 247 and No. 2 player in state by On3…Member of ESPN300, checking in as No. 208 player in class regardless of position by ESPN…Ranked No. 212 player nationally in 247Sports’ Top 247….Checked in as No. 294 player in 247Sports Composite Rankings…Ranked among top 20 tight ends nationally in On3 Industry Rankings…Selected to Under Armour All-America Game and Polynesian Bowl…Led team to 12-0 record and Nevada Class 5A state championship in final year…Had 29 catches for 594 yards with 10 touchdowns in 2023…Selected to Las Vegas Review-Journal 2023 Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada First Team…Caught 30 passes for 756 yards and 11 touchdowns during breakout junior season…Finished with 22 receptions for 507 yards with eight touchdowns during sophomore campaign…Chose Miami over offers from Colorado, Texas A&M, Utah and Washington, among others.