The Kansas State Wildcats got a boost from Tyler Lockett during their 35-21 victory over North Texas last weekend, as the sophomore had a 96-yard kick return for touchdown. It came immediately after a North Texas touchdown, keeping the Cats in control of the game as they avoided the upset. Now, Lockett has been rewarded by being named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week.
The sophomore also ranks second nationally among active players in career kickoff return touchdowns. He finished the night with 119 yards on two kickoff returns, while he also caught one pass for six yards. Lockett was joined by Texas quarterback David Ash (offensive) and TCU linebacker Joel Hasley (defensive) in earning weekly honors from the Big 12.
Taking the prize after the North Texas game marks the third time that Lockett has won the award, also earning the honor after the games against Kansas and Oklahoma State in 2011.