GoFundMe Set Up for Former Wyoming Receiver
LARAMIE -- James Loving needs your help.
The former Wyoming wide receiver underwent a pair of life-saving surgeries after suffering from pneumonia and blood clots, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his daughter, Mercedes Loving.
"This life-changing health impact has affected my father's day to day and he is unable to go to work as he has been in the hospital for a month and will continue to be in rehabilitation for the next couple of weeks," she wrote. "Any donations towards his medical bills will be greatly appreciated at this time."
If you wish to donate, click HERE.
After spending two seasons at Santa Rosa JC (Calif.), Loving came to the University of Wyoming as part of Dennis Erickson's 1986 class. The Illinois product had an immediate impact in Wyoming's up-tempo offensive attack, snagging 54 passes for 673 yards and six touchdowns.
Those numbers not only made Loving the team's top outside target, his yardage was a then-school record.
Those stats only improved in 1987 under first-year head coach Paul Roach.
Loving caught 42 balls for 772 yards while helping lead the Cowboys to the 1987 Holiday Bowl against Iowa. He also added two touchdowns, including one in the postseason.
His breakout performance came against Houston, when Loving hauled in 247 receiving yards against Houston. For good measure, he added 80 kickoff return yards in that 37-35 victory over the Cougars.
Loving was selected by British Columbia of the Canadian Football League in its 1988 draft. Instead, the speedy wideout signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he would spend two seasons before a knee injury cut his career short.
As of Wednesday afternoon 13 donations have been made to Loving's GoFundMe, totaling $1,085 of the $5,000 goal. Again, if you would like to donate, please click HERE.