Lockett Named Walter Camp All-American

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- For the second time in his distinguished career, Kansas State senior Tyler Lockett has been named a Walter Camp All-American, the Walter Camp Foundation announced Thursday evening during the ESPN College Football Awards Show.


With the honor, Lockett has earned All-America accolades from various organizations every year of his collegiate career, becoming the first player in Kansas State history to accomplish the feat. It is the second time Lockett has been named a Walter Camp All-American as he was the first-team kick returner as a true freshman in 2011.

Lockett earned second-team honors as both a wide receiver and kick returner from the Walter Camp Foundation, which is celebrating its 125th season compiling an All-America team in 2014. He is the third player ever to be named a Walter Camp All-American at two positions in the same year.

One of the most dynamic players in the nation, Lockett has averaged 170.6 all-purpose yards per game to rank fourth nationally and lead the Big 12 by nearly 20 yards per game. He leads the conference and ranks fourth nationally with 112.6 receiving yards per game, which is buoyed by a current streak of four-straight 100-yard contests. His 93 receptions and 1,351 yards this season are second in school history to another Walter Camp All-American, current Green Bay Packer receiver Jordy Nelson (2007).

Known mainly for his kickoff-return abilities entering the 2014 campaign, Lockett has been stellar during his first year as a full-time punt returner by leading the nation with a 19.0-yard average and two touchdowns. He tallied his first career punt-return touchdown against UTEP, a 58-yarder, while he returned a punt 43 yards for a score at West Virginia.

By being named to the Walter Camp All-America team, Lockett has been invited to the organization's national awards banquet on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Yale University Commons in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, the Foundation will recognize three individuals - broadcasting legend Verne Lundquist (Distinguished American), former Notre Dame and Pittsburgh Steeler standout running back Jerome Bettis (Man of the Year) and former Air Force All-American and Dallas Cowboy Chad Hennings (Alumnus of the Year) - with major awards.

No. 11 K-State will take on No. 14 UCLA in the 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl on Friday, January 2, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game, which kicks off at 5:45 p.m., will be televised nationally by ESPN.

Fans can order tickets through the K-State Athletics Ticket office online at www.k-statesports.com/tickets or by phone at 1-800-221-CATS. Fans are strongly encouraged to order through K-State's official allotment to ensure that all Wildcat fans are seated in the official K-State sections of the stadium.

Tyler Lockett's Career All-America Honors
2011: Walter Camp (First Team KR); Sports Illustrated (Second Team KR)
2012: Sports Illustrated (Honorable Mention KR)
2013: Football Writers Association of America (Second Team WR); Sports Illustrated (Honorable Mention All-Purpose)
2014: Walter Camp (Second Team WR and KR)