Lockett earns Big 12 weekly honor

By Joel Jellison

After breaking school records for all-purpose yardage and kickoff-return yardage, Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.

(Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday after racking up 440 all-purpose yards on Saturday against Oklahoma. Lockett caught 12 passes for a school-record 278 yards and thee touchdowns).

Lockett finished with 12 catches for a school-record 278 receiving yards to go with 162 kickoff-return yards to break Darren Sproles’ single-game all-purpose yardage record with 440.

Lockett currently ranks second in Big 12 history in all-purpose yardage, and fifth all-time in FBS history.

Although Lockett’s receiving performance was the bigger story in the Wildcats’ loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf’s performance in a win over undefeated Baylor took the offensive award.

Lockett caught touchdown passes of 48, 30 and 90 yards from K-State quarterback Jake Waters, giving the Wildcats their first 90-yard pass play since 1998. His 278-yard receiving performance was the fourth-best in Big 12 history.

The Wildcats conclude the regular season with a game at Kansas on Saturday. Kickoff against the Jayhawks is slated for 11 a.m. on Fox Sports 1. title=

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