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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



December 14, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Lockette the Rocket promoted to 53-man roster

Posted by Danny O'Neil

RENTON -- Receiver Ricardo Lockette is probably the fastest player in the Seahawks' locker room.

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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PurpleTidalWave said "if he can get underneath them." lmao. If Lockette can actually 'get underneath' a deep ball, Tate (the...  Posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:24 PM by GrnLkSlacker. Jump to comment
Awesome. I have never heard of him or his school. This is the type of player that amazes me, in terms of how John Schnieder finds them, signs...  Posted on December 15, 2011 at 5:18 AM by Gunndawg. Jump to comment
Maybe we can see the Hawks throw a couple deep balls to him and see if he can get underneath them. Would be nice to have a VERY deep threat...  Posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:10 AM by PurpleTidalWave. Jump to comment