Ricardo Lockette

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Ricardo Lockette
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Lockette with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013
No. 83, 18, 16
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1986-05-21) May 21, 1986 (age 32)
Albany, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Albany (GA) Monroe
College: Fort Valley State
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 22
Receiving yards: 451
Receiving TDs: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Ricardo Quantaye Lockette (born May 21, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. 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 won the NCAA Division II 200-meter dash in 2008 in a personal record of 20.63 seconds; he has run the 100-meter dash in 10.28 seconds;[1] he tied for the third-fastest 40-yard dash (4.37 seconds) at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine. Tyree Price, Lockette's track coach at Fort Valley State, has stated that, had he stuck with track, he would have gone to the Olympic trials.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 2 in
(1.88 m)
211 lb
(96 kg)
33 34 in
(0.86 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.37 s 4.19 s 7.15 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
All values from NFL Combine [3]

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.[4]

Lockette made a 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 by the team on September 18.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Lockette was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad on September 24, 2012.[5] On August 22, 2013, he was released by the 49ers to make room on the roster for newly signed quarterback Seneca Wallace.[6]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On September 1, 2013, Lockette was signed by the Chicago Bears to the practice squad.[7] He was waived by the team on October 21.[8]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)[edit]

Lockette returned to the Seahawks on October 22, 2013.[8] He became 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 in the 43–8 win over the Denver Broncos.[9] In Super Bowl XLIX, Lockette had 3 catches for 59 yards, but the Seahawks lost 28–24 to the New England Patriots. He was the intended receiver on the Seahawks last offensive play as it was intercepted by Malcolm Butler. Seattle's offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said afterwards in a post-game interview that Lockette “could have done a better job staying strong on the ball.”[10]

On March 9, 2015, the Seahawks stated they would not tender Lockette, thus making him an unrestricted free agent; however, he eventually re-signed.[11]

While on punt coverage during a November 1, 2015 road game against the Dallas Cowboys, Lockette was concussed after a "blindside" hit by Cowboys safety Jeff Heath. As Lockette was carted off the field, he raised his hand and gestured in the shape of an 'L', a representation of Seattle's "Legion of Boom".[12][13] The next day, the Seahawks announced Lockette had suffered neck ligament damage that required season-ending surgery.[12]

Retirement[edit]

Lockette announced his retirement on May 12, 2016, citing the 2015 injury as "50% of the reason."[14]

Lockette now works as an advocate for spinal cord injury research with the Seattle Science Foundation.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ricardo Lockette". Athletic.net. 
  2. ^ "Seahawks.com Blog - Terrell Owens". blog.seahawks.com. 
  3. ^ "NFL Combine Results". NFL.com. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Speedster WR Lockette gets call-up to roster". 
  5. ^ 49ers sign ex-Seahawks WR Lockette to practice-squad www.sfgate.com, Retrieved January 28, 2014
  6. ^ Barrows, Matt (August 22, 2013). "49ers sign QB Seneca Wallace; cut WR Ricardo Lockette". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ Biggs, Brad (September 1, 2013). "Bears sign rookie DE Bass; QB Johnson joins practice squad". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Eaton, Nate (October 22, 2013). "Ricardo Lockette returns to Seattle … the practice squad". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos - February 2nd, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-11-03. 
  10. ^ Payne, Marissa. "Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell gets roasted after bad call". washingtonpost.com. Washington Post. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Seahawks don't tender Ricardo Lockette as restricted free agent". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Lockette to undergo surgery, to miss rest of the season". seattlepi.com. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Ricardo Lockette says he would have died after brutal hit without trainers". CBSSports.com. 
  14. ^ "Wide Receiver Ricardo Lockette Announces Retirement". Seahawks.com. 
  15. ^ "Meet Ricardo Lockette". Seattle Science Foundation. 

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