Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett was honored by his alma mater Kansas State Wednesday, earning a spot in the Wildcats Ring of Honor. Lockett, whose father, Kevin, and uncle, Aaron both played receiver at Kansas State, earned Big 12 Offensive Freshman of The Year honors in 2011 for the Wildcats, while racking up consecutive Special Teams Player of the Year awards in 2013-14.
"It's a blessing, man," said Lockett said. "When I look back at the legacy of my dad being there and my uncle being there, just being able to try to find my way. I was able to do it through my faith in God and being able to try to figure out how to be my best self. I felt like they had the right coaches there, I felt like they had the right players there, and was really about learning how to find your way when it comes to who you want to be in your development as a player. So just being able to have that opportunity to go in the ring of honor, it's dope, it's a blessing. It's something that's much appreciated."
A two-time First-Team Big-12 selection as a receiver and a consensus All-American as a returner, Lockett was selected in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
Lockett earned All-Pro and Pro-Bowl honors as a returner early in his Seahawks career, and over time has established himself as one of the best receivers in franchise history. With a career-high 1,175 yards last season, Lockett became the second player in franchise history, along with Hall of Famer Steve Largent, to record three-consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons. In 2020, Lockett set a team record with 100 receptions, and he has 73 or more receptions in each of the past three seasons.
Joining Lockett in this year's K-State Ring of Honor class are linebacker Arthur Brown, running back Larry Brown, defensive end Darren Howard, quarterback Collin Klein and quarterback Ell Roberson.
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