It's been a banner week for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett.
On Wednesday, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in this past Sunday's 36-6 win over the division rival Arizona Cardinals. On Thursday, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December/January for his play over the final five games of the regular season, and he was also voted Rookie of the Week at NFL.com for his play in Week 17 at Arizona. On Friday morning, he was named first-team All-Pro as a returner by the Associated Press, the only Seahawks player and only rookie to make first-team.
Now, Lockett, who was also voted to the 2016 Pro Bowl as a return specialist, is one of five nominees for Rookie of the Year at NFL.com, an award that's determined solely by fan vote.
Lockett, who was voted Rookie of the Week twice at NFL.com this season, finished the year with 664 receiving yards, six touchdowns, and added scores on a punt return in Week 1 and on a kick return in Week 3. He joins Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (1995) as the only rookies in NFL history to have at least five touchdown catches, a kickoff-return touchdown, and a punt-return touchdown in the same season.
Lockett finds himself up against four other first-year players: Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, all of whom were selected in the first round of this past year's draft. Lockett, of course, was a third-round pick of Seattle's out of Kansas State.
Voting is open through Thursday, Jan. 28 online at NFL.com/Rookies. The winner will be recognized in the Bay Area during the festivities leading up to Super Bowl 50.
With the 69th pick the Seahawks choose Tyler Lockett from Kansas State.