Nov. 7, 2011
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State wide receiver/kickoff return specialist Tyler Lockett earned his second Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honor in three weeks following his performance against No. 3 Oklahoma State, the conference office announced today.
Lockett earned the sixth weekly conference award by a Wildcat this season, while it was the second in the freshman's career. He is also the first Wildcat true freshman to earn Big 12 Player of the Week accolades twice in a season since Josh Freeman in 2006.
The Tulsa, Okla., native continues to put up All-America numbers in the return game and collected the fifth-most all-purpose yards in K-State history against Oklahoma State (315 yards). He returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 80 yards to set up a game-tying score late in the game and totaled 193 yards in kick returns for the game. The freshman currently ranks second in the nation in kickoff return average. Lockett also rushed three times for 84 yards and caught three passes for 32 yards and a score.
No. 14 Kansas State (7-2, 4-2) hosts Texas A&M (5-3, 3-3) on Saturday in a game that will be televised by ABC at 2:30 p.m.
Fans can purchase tickets to both remaining home games as a combo ticket to both the Texas A&M game and the December 3 home finale against Iowa State is available for only $85. The first 500 fans to purchase a combo ticket will receive a free Jordy Nelson bobblehead.
Fans can order tickets online at www.k-statesports.com, by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or at the ticket office located inside Bramlage Coliseum.
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)
Nov. 7: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner Tyler Lockett (Special Teams)