Oct. 24, 2011
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State wide receiver/kickoff return specialist Tyler Lockett has been named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in the Wildcats' 59-21 win at Kansas, the conference office announced today.
Lockett became the fifth Wildcat this season to earn Big 12 weekly honors, while it was the first in the freshman's career. He is also the first Wildcat true freshman to earn Big 12 Player of the Week accolades since Josh Freeman following his performance against Texas in 2006.
Lockett tallied 251 all-purpose yards against the Jayhawks, including a 97-yard kickoff return touchdown to open the second half. He became the first player in school history to return a kickoff for a score in consecutive games as he returned one 100 yards the previous week at Texas Tech. The true freshman also registered career-highs in both receptions and yards with five catches for 110 yards and a receiving touchdown, becoming the first K-State receiver this season to surpass the 100-yard barrier.
No. 8 Kansas State will host ninth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Fewer than 200 general admission tickets in section 28 remain for the contest with the Sooners, and those tickets can only be purchased in person through the K-State Athletics Ticket office. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m., to 5:30 p.m., while the ticket booths at Bill Snyder Family Stadium open at 9:30 a.m., on Saturday.
Saturday's game kicks off at 2:30 p.m., and will be televised nationally by ESPN.
2011 K-State Big 12 Players of the Week
Sept. 26: Linebacker Tre Walker (Defensive)
Oct. 3: Linebacker Arthur Brown (Defensive); Kicker Anthony Cantele (Special Teams)
Oct. 17: Defensive Lineman Raphael Guidry (Special Teams)
Oct. 24: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner Tyler Lockett (Special Teams)