Lockett Named to Hornung Award Watch List

MANHATTAN, Kan. - For the second-straight season, Kansas State senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett was named to the preseason watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission announced Monday.

The award, given to the most versatile player in major college football, is in its fifth year of existence and includes 47 players, including five from the Big 12, on the preseason watch list. Lockett and Tramaine Thompson were preseason candidates for the award prior to the 2013 season, while former Wildcat running back Daniel Thomas was a candidate in its inaugural season of 2010.

As a junior, Lockett was one of the most dangerous players in the nation en route to Second Team All-America honors as a wide receiver and honorable mention accolades as an all-purpose player. He accumulated a Big 12-leading 154.92 all-purpose yards per game to rank 12th nationally, which included a conference-leading 105.2 receiving yards per game with 11 touchdowns and a 26.5-yard kickoff-return average.

Lockett's 1,859 all-purpose yards last season were the fifth-most in school history while his career total of 4,290 ranks second. He set the single-game school record with 440 all-purpose yards against Oklahoma, a mark that ranked as the fifth most in FBS history.

A product of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lockett finished the 2013 season second in school history with 1,262 receiving yards and fifth with 583 kickoff-return yards. He holds the school record with 1,834 career kickoff-return yards and sits 837 yards shy of the school's career receiving yardage record.

The Wildcats open the 2014 campaign on Saturday, August 30, with matchup against Stephen F. Austin, a game that serves as the sixth annual K-State Family Reunion. The 6:10 p.m., contest will be shown world-wide on K-StateHD.TV. Season tickets for the 2014 season are sold out, and only a small number of scattered singles remain for games against Texas Tech (Oct. 4), Texas (Oct. 25) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 1). Standing-room only tickets are also available for the Stephen F. Austin, UTEP, Texas, Oklahoma State and Kansas games.

Additionally, visiting teams will have opportunities to return unused tickets up to a month prior to their visit. Stay tuned to www.kstatesports.com for information regarding returned ticket availability. All returned tickets will be sold at the full public rate and season ticket wait list accounts will have first opportunity to purchase.

Fans can now join the 2015 waiting list online or by contacting the K-State Athletics Ticket Office. For more information regarding tickets, contact the ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.k-statesports.com/tickets.