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K-State Today

October 20, 2014



Former Wildcat athletes Kevin and Aaron Lockett to serve as grand marshals for 2014 homecoming parade

By Andrew Zender

Kansas State University alumni, former Wildcat football standouts and brothers Kevin and Aaron Lockett are the grand marshals for the Oct. 24 K-State Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Manhattan Town Center and will proceed through Aggieville before ending in City Park for the homecoming pep rally.

"This year's homecoming theme, K-State Coast to Coast, embodies how the K-State family is spread across the country and worldwide, and the K-State tradition of family road trips to Manhattan for football games," said Peyton Evans, junior in human resources management, Topeka, and homecoming parade chair. "Having Kevin and Aaron Lockett serve as our grand marshals this year ties perfectly into our theme and represents the Lockett family legacy of excellence on the football field that continues today."

Kevin Lockett was an All-American wide receiver at K-State from 1993 to 1996, where he set school records in career receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. He graduated in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and is the chief financial officer for the Kansas Bioscience Authority in Olathe,. He and his wife, Cheryl, are both trustees of the Kansas State University Foundation and live in Leawood. They have four children: Jacob, Jordan, Sterling and Tyler, who is a senior wide receiver and team captain on K-State's football team.

"Whether it's in athletics, academics or the alumni community, it's an honor to be able to represent K-State in any capacity," Kevin Lockett said. "We're both very excited about the opportunity to serve as the grand marshals of the homecoming parade. It speaks volumes about the way the K-State family feels we have contributed to the university."

An All-American wide receiver and punt returner at K-State from 1997 to 2001, Aaron Lockett ranks second in school history in career all-purpose yards, second in career punt return yards and fourth in career receiving yards. He graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business and is a recruiter for ConocoPhillips in Houston, Texas. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Sugar Land, Texas.

"It's a tremendous honor to be recognized as someone who had an impact on the university and the football program," Aaron Lockett said. "For me, the K-State family has been a building block and a network that's helped me transition into the real world. It exemplifies what K-State's all about. I'm greatly appreciative for this opportunity."

More information on K-State's 2014 K-State Homecoming celebration is available online.