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Kevin Lockett

Kevin Lockett
Date of birth: (1974-09-04) September 4, 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
College: Kansas State
High school: Booker T. Washington High School
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Organizations
As player:
1997–2000
2001–2002
2002
2003
Kansas City Chiefs
Washington Redskins
Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Jets
Career highlights and awards

Honors:

Records:

Kansas State Wildcats football
  • Career receptions (1996–)
  • Career receiving yards (1996–)
  • Career touchdown receptions (1996–)
  • Single-season receptions (1996–98)
  • Single-season touchdown receptions (1995–2000)
Career stats
Games/Starts 86/10
Receptions 130
Yards 1,738
Touchdowns 8
Punt returns 39
Punt return yards 268
Playing stats at NFL.com

Kevin Eugene Lockett (born September 4, 1974) is a former American football wide receiver and punt returner in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets. He played college football at Kansas State University where he was a football and Academic All-American. He went to high school at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa. His brother Aaron also played WR at Kansas State. As of 2011 his son Tyler plays wide receiver for Kansas State.

College

Lockett broke the school career touchdown receptions record in the same game that head coach Bill Snyder set the record for most career wins by a Kansas State football coach on September 30, 1995 for the Kansas State Wildcats.[1] Prior to the formation of the Big 12 Conference in 1996, the Kansas State Wildcats competed in the Big Eight Conference. As a member of the 1996 Wildcats, he led the Big 12 Conference in receptions per game.[2] He was a 1996 All-Big 12 Conference first team wide receiver.[3] He was a 1996 first team Academic All-Big 12 selection.[4] On special teams, he made first blocked kick in Big 12 Conference history on August 31, 1996.[5]

He established the following Kansas State Wildcats football records: career receptions (217, 1993–96),[6] career receiving yards (3032, 1993–96),[6] career receiving touchdowns (26, 1993–96),[6] single-game receptions by a freshman (8, 11/20/93),[6] single-season receiving yards by a freshman (770, 1998) - broken 1998 by Aaron Lockett,[7] single-season receptions by a freshman (50, 1993),[6] career 100-yard receiving games (9, 1993–96)-broken 2000 by Quincy Morgan,[6] single-season receptions (72, 1996) - broken 1998 by Darnell McDonald,[6] and single-season receiving touchdowns (13, 1995) - broken 2000 by Morgan.[7] He led Kansas State in the following statistics, receptions (1993, 50; 1995, 56; 1996, 72),[8] receiving yards (1993, 770; 1994, 583; 1995, 797; 1996, 882),[9] and scoring (78, 1995).[10] He also earned Academic All-America distinction in 1995 and 1996.[11]

Pro career

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Lockett in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft with the 47th overall selection. As a rookie, his only reception came in a November 23, 1997 contest against Seattle for the Chiefs who went 13–3.[12] This was the only playoff team that he played for. In 1998, he caught 19 passes for 281 yards, followed by the best year of his career with 34 receptions for 426 yards and two touchdowns for the 1999 Chiefs, and then 33 receptions for 422 yards and two touchdowns for the 2000 Chiefs.[13] In week 4 of the 2000 NFL season, he made a key third down reception on the clinching drive of the game as Elvis Grbac engineered an 8-play 80-yard drive to earn a 23–22 victory over Denver.[14] His highest single-game yardage total came in week 9 of the 2000 season when he totaled 77 yards, including a first half touchdown against Seattle.[12][15] That season he tallied 7 receptions the following week for 57 yards and then he became the regular punt returner for the rest of the season, totaling 24 returns in the final 7 games.[12]

Following the 2000 season, he signed a two-year contract with the Washington Redskins.[16] Although he was the third receiver with the 2001 Redskins, he was considered a receiver who demanded coverage from one of the opposition's top defenders.[17] His production slipped in the 2001 NFL season to only 22 receptions for 293 yards with zero touchdowns,[13] but he completed his only pass attempt for a 31-yard touchdown to Derrius Thompson after receiving a backwards pass from Tony Banks.[18][19] On November 1, he was released by the 2002 Redskins after tallying 11 receptions (including two touchdowns) for 129 yards, and a second touchdown pass making him two-for-two.[13][20]

He joined the Jacksonville Jaguars two days after his release,[21][22] and had five receptions (including two touchdowns) in his seven games for the team.[13] Although less productive in terms of yards and receptions, the 2002 NFL season gave Lockett his career-high 4 touchdown receptions (and a touchdown pass).[13] He re-signed with Jacksonville in the spring of 2003,[23] but did not play any games for the 2003 Jaguars.[13] He was picked up by the 2003 Jets when they placed Wayne Chrebet on injured reserve with post-concussion syndrome in mid November.[24][25] Lockett spent four weeks on the taxi squad before being activated for the final three games in which he made 5 receptions for 76 yards.[12][13][26]

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