K-State’s Tyler Lockett named to Senior Bowl roster

Courtesy: Kansas State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State record-setting wide receiver Tyler Lockett was one of 12 players added to the Reese’s Senior Bowl roster today as the senior will participate in the most highly regarded collegiate all-star game next month.

The Reese’s Senior Bowl has invited 110 players to fill the rosters of the North and South squads for this year’s game. Practices are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, while the game is set to kickoff at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, January 24, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. All of the practices and the game will be televised by NFL Network.

Lockett, the 41st player in K-State history to play in the game and first since 2012, will go down in the record books as arguably the best wide receiver in school history. The first four-time All-American in school history, he currently holds K-State career records for receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns and 100-yard receiving games. He is a four-time All-Big 12 performer who was also named the 2013 and 2014 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year.

Lockett, who has accumulated a 3.24 cumulative GPA in business management which was buoyed by a 3.43 GPA in the 2013-14 academic year, is also an Academic All-Big 12 and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll scholar who earned his K-State degree last weekend. More notably, Lockett was named the Big 12 Football Scholar Athlete of the Year in addition to being one of 16 NFF National Scholar Athletes and Campbell Trophy finalists.

No. 11 K-State will take on No. 14 UCLA in the 2015 Valero Alamo Bowl on Friday, January 2, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game, which kicks off at 5:45 p.m., will be televised nationally by ESPN.

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