Countdown To Kickoff - 17 Days

MANHATTAN, Kan. - 17 Days left until the first game and today we are profiling Profile: # 16 Tyler Lockett in the countdown to kickoff.

16 Tyler Lockett

Class: Sophomore

Hometown: Tulsa, Okla.

High School: Booker T. Washington

Height / Weight: 5-11 / 175

Position: WR

Birthdate: 09/28/1992

Experience: 1L

- 2012 All-America and Big 12 Candidate
- Walter Camp Award Candidate

A quick and athletic all-purpose player who is a dynamic kickoff returner and a threat at wide receiver... A Preseason All-American and All-Big 12 performer as a kick returner by Phil Steele and Athlon... Rated the eighth-best all-purpose player in the nation heading into 2012 and named a Preseason All-Big 12 performer by Lindy's.

2011: Named a First Team Walter Camp All-American as a kickoff returner, the lone true freshman on the team... Also earned Second Team All-America accolades from Sports Illustrated and Rivals.com, while he earned honorable mention honors from CBSSports.com... Named the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, a Second Team All-Big 12 kick returner and received votes for the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year Award by the league's coaches... Also a Second Team All-Big 12 performer as an all-purpose player by the Associated Press... Earned First Team All-Big 12 honors from ESPN.com, the Kansas City Star and Fort Worth Star-Telegram... Named a First Team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and earned second-team honors from Rivals.com... Set the Big 12 and K-State single-season record for kickoff-return average at 35.2 yards per return, a mark that would have led the nation had he met the required minimum of games played... One of 10 players nationally with at least two kickoff return touchdowns and is the first player in school history to return one for a score in consecutive games as he did so at Texas Tech and Kansas... His return against the Red Raiders went 100 yards, which tied the school record, as he earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors... Totaled 563 kickoff-return yards to rank sixth in school history... Tallied 315 all-purpose yards (84 rush, 32 rec., 6 punt ret., 193 kick ret.) at No. 3 Oklahoma State, a mark that was 15th nationally, as he earned his second Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week accolade... Made six starts at wide receiver... Hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass at Miami... Caught a five passes for 110 yards - both career highs - at Kansas... Also caught a touchdown pass against the Jayhawks to go along with his 97-yard touchdown on the second-half opening kickoff.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Tulsa World's All-Metro Team... Named to PrepStar magazine's All-Midlands Region team... Named to the All-State First-Team Football Team by the Tulsa World... Caught 42 passes for 765 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior season... Also had 54 tackles and six interceptions on defense... Led Booker T. Washington to a 13-1 record and a win in the 5A state title game... Had 279 receiving yards and three touchdowns as a junior... On defense, he recorded 29 tackles, two interceptions and four pass deflections on defense.

PERSONAL: Tyler Lockett was born September 28, 1992... Son of Kevin Lockett and Nicole Edwards... Lockett's father (Kevin) and uncle (Aaron) both played at Kansas State... Kevin, K-State's all-time leading receiver, caught 217 passes for 3,032 yards while playing for Snyder in the mid-1990s... His uncle, Aaron, caught 137 passes for 2,400 yards - fourth on the all-time list -- and ranks second in career punt-return yardage.

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