Lockett Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of 30 players nationally to be named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, the organization has announced. Lockett, one of two returning All-Americans among the 30 candidates and one of 19 with a 3.0 or higher GPA, is the third Wildcat in as many years up for the award as Collin Klein was a finalist in 2012 and Ty Zimmerman was a candidate last season.

A product of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lockett is currently K-State’s career kickoff return yardage record holder, while he is within striking distance of becoming the school’s all-time leading receiver in catches, yards and touchdowns. A three-time All-American and a 2014 NFF National Scholar Athlete Award nominee, Lockett also is currently tied for the school record in career 100-yard games with 10.

An acronym for "Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School," the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The award is designed exclusively for college seniors who exhibit outstanding community service, classroom performance, character and competition.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

For more information on the award, visit www.seniorclassaward.com.