Tampa Bay, WR Lockett Agree To Three-Year Contract
Bucs WR/KR Aaron Lockett
Bucs WR/KR Aaron Lockett

Posted Jul 26, 2002


July 26 - Tampa Bay signed seventh-round draft selection wide receiver Aaron Lockett to a three-year contract on Friday. Lockett will compete at wide receiver and as a punt and kick returner.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed rookie wide receiver Aaron Lockett to a three-year deal on Friday. Lockett, who the Tampa Bay used its third pick in the seventh round of April's draft out of Kansas State, will compete at wide receiver and the kick and punt return positions.

The Bucs drafted Lockett primarily for his punt return skills, and he led the nation in punt return returns in 2000, returning 22 punts for 501 yards and a 22.8-yard average and three touchdowns. His longest return his junior year was 83 yards.

Lockett opened some eyes at the Indianapolis Scouting Combine by turning in the fastest 40-yard dash time -- a sizzling 4.32. That time was electronically recorded and some scouts clocked him in the high 4.2's.

The 5-foot-7, 155-pound Lockett will have a chance to line up at receiver despite his small frame. He had his best season as a redshirt freshman in 1998 with 44 receptions for 928 yards (21.1 avg.) and six touchdowns, including a school-record 97-yarder against Northeast Louisiana. He finished that game with six catches for 188 yards and two scores.


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