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Tyler Lockett will leave Kansas State as a two-time All-American

Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) made an over-the-shoulder catch in front of Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald (12) to score a touchdown in the first quarter of the Sunflower Showdown Nov. 29 in Manhattan.
Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) made an over-the-shoulder catch in front of Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald (12) to score a touchdown in the first quarter of the Sunflower Showdown Nov. 29 in Manhattan. The Kansas City Star

Tyler Lockett is an All-American for the second time in his Kansas State football career.

Lockett, a senior wide receiver and kick returner, was announced Wednesday as a first-team All-American as an all-purpose player by the American Football Coaches Association and the Football Writers Association of America, two of five lists used by the NCAA to determine consensus and unanimous status. As a freshman, Lockett was chosen to the first team as a kick returner by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Lockett was one of the Big 12’s top playmakers this season, catching 93 passes for 1,351 yards and nine touchdowns. With the big year, he passed his father, Kevin, in the K-State record book and holds every significant career receiving record in program history.

He also had 679 yards and two touchdowns as a returner.

The Big 12 honored Lockett as a first-team all-conference receiver and as special teams player of the year for the second consecutive season. He was a second-team All-American selection by the Associated Press.

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