Tyler Deron Lockett is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.
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He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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He played college football at Kansas State.
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Lockett is the son and nephew of professional football players, and was a prominent member of three state high school championship teams—two in football and a third in basketball.
In college he set numerous Kansas State football records and was both a 2011 All-American & 2014 College Football All-America Team consensus All-American selection.
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In college, he totaled 6586 career all-purpose yards and 35 touchdowns, including 3710 yards and 29 touchdowns as a receiver.
Through the first nine games of his freshman college season for the 2011 Wildcats, Lockett led the nation in average yards per kickoff return, but he was injured and missed the rest of the season.
In 2013, he was a first team All-Big 12 performer for the 2013 team at both wide receiver and all-purpose receiver.
That season he established Kansas State school records for single-game receiving yards, single game all-purpose yards and career kickoff return yards.
As a senior for the 2014 team, he surpassed his own father's school records for career receiving yards, career receptions and career receiving touchdowns.
As a senior, he was the Big 12 Conference leader in receiving yards and the national leader in punt return average.
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A two-time Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year, Lockett began his NFL career as NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September 2015 when he posted both a punt and kickoff return touchdown in his first three games.
He became the second rookie to win multiple Special Teams Player Of The Month awards and was the only rookie to be named 1st team All Pro for the 2015 NFL season.
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He was selected to the 2015 Pro Football Writers Association NFL All-Rookie Team at three positions.
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