Lockette the Rocket promoted to 53-man roster
Posted by Danny O'Neil
His progression up the ranks of the Seahawks franchise from undrafted rookie free agent to practice squad player to his arrival on the 53-man roster Wednesday.
The Seahawks signed Lockette, a former Division II track champion, to take the spot vacated when cornerback Ron Parker was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Lockette initially signed to attend Auburn, but didn't qualify academically. He went to Fort Valley State, the school both his parents attended. His father was a running back, his mother a volleyball player.
Lockette ran track for three years at the school, and won a Division II championship in the 200 meters. He's not, however, a track athlete who's playing football.
"I only ran track three years out of my entire life," Lockette said. "And I've been playing football since I was six."
For Lockette, the next step in his progression? Being on the active roster for a game.
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