|Full Name:||Tyler Deron Lockett|
|Nickname:||The Rocket, Rockett Lockett|
|Place of Birth:||Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Parents:||Nicole Edwards, Kevin Lockett|
Tyler Lockett is a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. When Lockett began his career in the NFL, he was originally considered a return specialist and a deep threat.
Now, Lockett has evolved into one of the best all-around receivers in the NFL. Undersized at 5-10, Lockett uses his speed and elusiveness to be effective on the field.
In high school, Tyler Lockett was a three-sport star in football, basketball, and track and field. Lockett helped lead both his football and basketball team to Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association championships. In his junior year, Lockett suffered a broken wrist that he played through the entire season and didn’t have it fixed until after basketball season.
In his senior season, Lockett was voted All-State by the Oklahoma Coaches Association as a defensive back and Class 5A All-State as a wide receiver.
As a sprinter in track and field, Lockett finished third in both the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at the 5A state finals.
Lockett was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Lockett elected to attend Kansas State University where his father and uncle both also played wide receiver under head coach Bill Snyder. Lockett earned Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year honors, despite missing three games due to a lacerated kidney. Lockett averaged 35.19 yards per return.
In his junior season, Lockett became more of a receiving threat. He earned All-Big 12 First-Team honors as both a wide receiver and a kick returner. This led to him being on the Biletnikoff Award watch list heading into his senior season. Lockett finished his collegiate career with 249 receptions for 3,710 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also had six career return touchdowns.
Lockett was selected 69th overall in the third round by the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFL Draft. The Seahawks traded four picks (their third, fourth, fifth, and sixth round picks) to the Washington Redskins in order to move up to the 69th pick in order to select Lockett. In his first NFL appearance, Lockett returned a 103-yard kick return for a touchdown in a preseason game.
In his rookie season, Lockett became the only rookie to be named to the AP All-Pro 1st team. He also became the only rookie, other than Gayle Sayers, to have at least five receiving touchdowns, a punt return touchdown, and a kick return touchdown. He made the Pro Bowl as a returner.
In 2016, Lockett finished the season with 41 catches for 597 yards and one touchdown. He suffered a right leg fracture in Week 16 that cut his season short. In 2018, Lockett signed a three-year extension worth $31.8 million. He finished the 2018 season as Seattle’s leading receiver with 57 receptions for 965 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In 2020, Lockett recorded his first career 200-yard receiving game in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Tyler Lockett currently has a net worth of $29 million. He signed a three-year extension in 2018 worth $31.8 million. He is eligible to earn up to $37.8 million on that contract.
Tyler Lockett’s father Kevin was a wide receiver at Kansas State from 1993 to 1996. He was the school’s all-time leading receiver until his son Tyler passed him. Tyler’s younger brother Sterling is also committed to Kansas State for the 2022 class. Lockett is a Christian and has also chosen to abstain until marriage.