Campus Corner

K-State's Lockett is Big 12 special teams player of the week

Updated: 2012-09-24T04:18:52Z


The Kansas City Star

Kansas State sophomore Tyler Lockett was chosen Big 12 special teams player of the week Monday after he returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in the Wildcats' win over North Texas on Saturday.

It was the third touchdown return of Lockett's career. K-State coach Bill Snyder expressed concerned last month about how new kickoff rules would negatively impact the Wildcats’ return game. But Lockett’s touchdown put some of those concerns to rest.

“It has made it a bit more difficult. It’s really hit and miss,” Snyder said. “We were fortunate and Tyler is a good young return guy.”

To reach Kellis Robinett, send email to Follow him at

Deal Saver Subscribe today!


The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here