Fort Valley State’s Ricardo Lockette’s Stock Grows with Seattle Seahawks

The Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks recently profile third-year receiver and Fort Valley State University alumnus Ricardo Lockette, who is emerging as a surprising offensive weapon through the early stages of the NFL season.

In three games, Lockette has caught three passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns and is averaging 25.7 yards per catch, good for fourth-best in the NFL.

“Ricardo Lockette, that’s a guy who has so much talent,” (Seahawks Quarterback Russell) Wilson said. “He can absolutely fly. He catches the ball extremely well. He’s very physical – you see him on special teams, you see him blocking for our running backs.

“The strides that he’s made from my rookie season (2012) until now are exponential. The fact that what he recognizes, and how he sees the defense, and knowing the right route at the right time, and when to convert and when not to, and when to find a hole, he’s a guy that’s a big-time playmaker for us.”

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