Neil Lomax was one of the most prolific passers in NCAA history during his four years at Portland State University (1977-80). At one time he held over 90 NCAA Division I-AA records and is still the only quarterback to throw seven TDs in one quarter! Portland State went on to win that night 105-0 over Delaware State with Lomax throwing for eight touchdowns and only playing the first half. In that same season he threw for more than 4,000 yards and 37 touchdowns and was MVP of the 1981 Senior Bowl and finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, he was drafted as the second quarterback overall by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1981.