Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) catches a pass while covered by Texas Tech safety Cody Davis (16) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
K-State’s Lockett Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
MANHATTAN – Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett is one of six players nationally to be added to the 2013 Biletnikoff Award watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced today.
Lockett, who currently ranks fifth nationally in total receiving yards with 469, has had a tremendous start to the 2013 season. The junior is coming off a record performance when he set a new K-State single-game record for receiving yards with 237 at Texas. So far this season, Lockett has 29 catches for 469 yards and has averaged 117.2 yards per game.
The junior also ranks as the top all-purpose player in the Big 12 this week, averaging 157.2 yards a game.
Lockett becomes the first Wildcat since 2007 to be up for the award as Jordy Nelson was one of the three finalists for the award that season.
The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation's outstanding college football receiver (the award defines receiver as any player who catches a pass) by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. (TQC). The TQC Foundation, Inc. is an independent, charitable organization that was founded in 1994.
Fans are able to vote daily for their favorite candidate and can do so by visiting http://www.biletnikoffaward.com/fan-vote