KSU's Lockett Takes Home Big 12 Weekly Honor

By: KSU Athletics (posted by Justin Surrency
By: KSU Athletics (posted by Justin Surrency
Tyler Lockett was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

K-State's Tyler Lockett gets past Oklahoma DB Aaron Colvin during the 1st half on Nov. 23, 2013 in Manhattan, KS. (SP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

MANHATTAN, Kan. After recording a school-record 440 all-purpose yards Saturday against No. 18 Oklahoma, Kansas State wide receiver/kick returner Tyler Lockett was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

The honor was Lockett's first of the year and the fifth of his career, while K-State has a Big 12-best 24 conference weekly honors since 2011.

Lockett, who reset his own school record with 278 receiving yards, also added 162 yards on five kickoff returns to tally the fifth-best all-purpose output in FBS history and the second best in Big 12 history. His 440 all-purpose yards were nearly 100 more than the previous school record of 351 held by Darren Sproles vs. Louisiana in 2004 and Brandon Banks against Oklahoma in 2009.

During the contest, Lockett also broke the school record for career kickoff-return yards, a mark that now stands at 1,760, while he had three touchdown receptions to tie the school record for a second time this year.

Thanks to his performance, the Tulsa, Okla., product ranks in the school's top 10 for single-season receptions (6th; 68), receiving yards (4th; 1,103), receiving touchdowns (t9th; 8), all-purpose yards (10th; 1,622), all-purpose yards per game (5th; 162.2) and kickoff return yards (10th; 509).

K-State concludes the regular season Saturday with the Dillons Sunflower Showdown against Kansas at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. The game, which kicks off at 11 a.m., will be televised nationally by FOX Sports 1, while coverage from the K-State Sports Network begins at 9 a.m.


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