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James Lockett
6   James Lockett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
Mansfield Summit HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 203

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2L


Tulsa --A two-year letterwinner and returning starter . . . has played in 20 career games, including all 14 in 2008 and six contests in the 2007 campaign . . . 2008 -- Played in all 14 games and started 13 contests . . . was a second-team all-Conference USA selection . . . had 82 tackles to rank second on the team . . . led the team in three defensive categories, including 16.5 stops for -79 yards, 8.5 sacks for -62 yards and five forced fumbles . . . was also credited with seven quarterback hurries and three pass break-ups . . . ranked 10th nationally for forced fumbles, 44th for tackles for lost yardage and 47th for quarterback sacks . . . led C-USA for forced fumbles, third for sacks and fourth for tackles for lost yardage . . . tallied seven tackles, two stops for -6 yards, and one pass break-up vs. Tulane . . . had a season-best 10 tackles vs. Houston, and added one pass break-up . . . had five stops and 1.5 tackles for -6 yards against Arkansas . . . totaled five solos, three sacks for -27 yards and forced two fumbles vs. UCF, while earning C-USA Defensive Player of the Week honors . . . collected seven solos tackles and two sacks for -16 yards against UTEP . . . also collected a team-high seven tackles and forced one fumble at SMU . . . had five tackles, one stop for -7 yards and one forced fumble vs. Rice . . . had eight stops and 2.5 tackles for -9 yards against Central Arkansas . . . started his first career game in the season opener vs. UAB, and tallied five tackles and one forced fumble . . . 2007 -- Played in six games . . . had one tackle each against BYU and Bowling Green . . . 2006 -- Did not see playing time . . . 2005 -- Was one of several true freshmen to sit out the season due to red-shirt status . . . was named to the C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll . . . Overall -- Was the surprise of the 2008 defense . . . an explosive blitzer . . . has a great work ethic . . . worked himself into becoming a very good player . . . has a knack for blitzing . . . can create negative yardage plays . . . missed spring drills with an injury.

High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner at Mansfield Summit High School . . . started at linebacker his senior season . . . helped lead his team to a 9-4 record as a senior . . . recorded 111 tackles, 38 for lost yardage, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception as a prep linebacker . . . was named the District 4-5A Defensive Player of the Year and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram MVP as a senior . . . high school coach was Tim Beck.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . lists Michael Jordan as his favorite professional athlete . . . his favorite NFL player is Brian Dawkins . . . the magazine cover he would most like to appear on is Fortune . . . not many people know that he writes poetry . . . his favorite sport to watch and play other than football is basketball . . . the person he would most like to hang out with is Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics . . . his favorite midnight snack is Oreo cookies and milk . . . has been involved in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are James McDaniel and Lisa Williams . . . majoring in marketing.

Lockett's Career Statistics
Defense	        G	UT	AT	Tot	Loss	Sack	FR	FF	PBU	Int
2005	        Red-shirt
2006 (Fr)	Did Not Play
2007 (So)	6	2	0	2	0/0	0/0	0	0	0	0
2008 (Jr)	14	43	39	82	16.5/-79 8.5/-62 0	5	3	0
Totals	        20	45	39	84	16.5/-79 8.5/-62 0	5	3	0