Lockett Tabbed Semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett is one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's most outstanding college receiver, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.,  announced Monday.


The all-time receiving yards leader in K-State history, Lockett is the first Wildcat to earn semifinal status for the award since Jordy Nelson was one of three finalists in 2007. Lockett's father, Kevin, was also a semifinalist for the honor in 1996. He is one of three Big 12 semifinalists, joining Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard and West Virginia's Kevin White.

A product of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lockett ranks 16th nationally with 97.6 receiving yards per game and 20th in receptions per game (6.7). The senior has hauled in six touchdowns this season and totaled four 100-yard games to give him a school record 13 for his career. He is also 122 yards shy of becoming the first player in school history with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons after recording 1,262 yards in 2013.

Lockett's career receiving total of 3,073 is tops in school history, while his is 15 receptions and three touchdowns shy of owning all three major career receiving marks in Kansas State history. He ranks second in school history with 5,638 all-purpose, a mark that also ranks eighth in Big 12 history.

Aside from being a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, Lockett is also a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which is commonly referred to as the "Academic Heisman," and is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award.

Fans can help Lockett advance as a finalist by voting once per day at the Biletnikoff Award Fan Vote website. Fan voting for the three finalists will close on November 23.

No. 12/11 Kansas State returns to action on Thursday night as the Wildcats travel to face West Virginia. Kickoff from Milan Puskar Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m. (CT), and the game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports 1.