The Lockett Legacy: Tyler Lockett breaking recordsK-State
|At the beginning of the 2014
football season, K-State wide receiver Tyler Lockett was 75 receptions,
837 yards and nine touchdowns away from breaking the records held by his
father, Kevin Lockett, who had 217 receptions, 3,032 yards and 26
touchdowns from 1993 to 1996. (Photos: K-State Sports
Kansas State University wide receiver Tyler Lockett
knows he's close to breaking his dad's career receiving yard record — he just
doesn't know exactly how close.
And that's all right with him.
get tweets about it, they tell me that I'm like 800 something yards away,"
Lockett said to the crowd of cameras and recorders in his face, all waiting to
hear his story. "I'm maybe 70 something catches, too. For the most part, I tell
people if I beat it, I beat it. It's not something that I'm just thinking, 'I've
got to beat it, I've got to beat it.' If it happens, it happens."
paused. He couldn't help but grin.
"But my dad has always said if he
wants anyone to break it, it'd be his son," he said.
At of the
beginning of the 2014 K-State football season, Tyler Lockett was 75 receptions,
837 yards and nine touchdowns away from breaking the records held by his father,
Kevin, who had 217 receptions, 3,032 yards and 26 touchdowns from 1993-96.
They're numbers not far out of Tyler's reach as, in 2013, the Tulsa, Oklahoma,
native caught 81 receptions for 1,262 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. It
marked one of the best seasons by a wide receiver in K-State history, and only
former Wildcat and current Green Bay Packer receiver Jordy Nelson (1,606
receiving yards in 2007) has had a better single season than Tyler.
overall, it's his dad who holds the career records. Overall, his dad, Kevin, is
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"I try to focus on the now;
focus on the things I can work on," Tyler said. "Whether I break his record or
whatever happens, when it happens, I'll be able to enjoy it. But at the same
time, he played a part in it by investing the knowledge of the game in me. He
was able to help me become the player I am today."
Kevin Lockett and
Aaron Lockett (Tyler Lockett's uncle), both former Wildcats, will serve as grand
marshals for the 2014 K-State Homecoming parade. The parade will take place Oct.
24 in downtown Manhattan, Kansas. Click here to read more
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