Ricardo Lockette

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Ricardo Lockette
Ricardo Lockette.jpg
Lockette in December 2013.
No. 83     Seattle Seahawks
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Albany, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Monroe Golden Tornadoes (Albany, GA)
College: Fort Valley State Wildcats
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2014
Receptions 13
Receiving yards 294
Receiving TDs 3
Stats at NFL.com

Ricardo Lockette (born May 21, 1986) is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Fort Valley State University.

Track and field[edit]

He was the NCAA Division II 200-meter dash champion in 2008 in a time of 20.6 seconds, but has a PR of 20.3; He has run the 100-meter dash in 10.0 seconds; He tied for the third-fastest 40-yard dash (4.37 seconds) at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, but has a PR of 4.26. Lockette's track coach at Fort Valley State (Tyree Price) has stated that, had he stuck with track, he could have made the Olympic team.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Lockette was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent following the end of the NFL lockout in 2011. He was released on September 3, and re-signed to the Seahawks' practice squad the following day. On December 14, 2011, Lockette was promoted to active 53-man Seattle Seahawks' roster.[2]

Lockette is best known for his critical 44 yard reception in a close loss to division rival San Francisco 49ers on December 24, 2011, as well as a 61 yard touchdown grab in an overtime loss to another rival, the Arizona Cardinals on January 1, 2012.

Lockette was cut during final roster cuts after the 2012 preseason. He was signed to the practice squad, but was released on September 18.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Lockette was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad on September 24, 2012.[3] On August 22, 2013, he was released by the 49ers to make room on the roster for newly signed quarterback Seneca Wallace.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On September 1, 2013, Lockette was signed by the Chicago Bears to the practice squad.[5] He was waived on October 21.[6]

Second stint with Seahawks[edit]

Lockette returned to the Seahawks on October 22, 2013.[6] Lockette, has become a special teams player during his second stint with the Seattle Seahawks. Lockette won Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks on February 2, 2014, where he had one catch for 19 yards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blog.seahawks.com/tag/terrell-owens/
  2. ^ Speedster WR Lockette gets call-up to roster
  3. ^ 49ers sign ex-Seahawks WR Lockette to practice-squad www.sfgate.com, Retrieved January 28, 2014
  4. ^ Barrows, Matt (August 22, 2013). "49ers sign QB Seneca Wallace; cut WR Ricardo Lockette". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Biggs, Brad (September 1, 2013). "Bears sign rookie DE Bass; QB Johnson joins practice squad". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Eaton, Nate (October 22, 2013). "Ricardo Lockette returns to Seattle … on the practice squad". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 

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