- Full Name Ricardo Lockette
- Occupation Former professional football player
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Albany, Georgia, USA
- Birth Date May 21, 1986
- Age 35 Years, 11 Months
Ricardo Lockette | BiographyPlayer advisor for The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University
On 1 November 2015, Lockette suffered a severe neck injury during a game against the Dallas Cowboys. He was hit by the Cowboy’s safety Jeff Heath while on punt coverage. As a result, he collapsed to the field. Six months later, Lockette announced his retirement from the NFL on 12 May 2016, stating the 2015 neck injury as “50 percent of the reason” for his retirement.
Ricardo Lockette is a retired American NFL wide receiver.
Who is Ricardo Lockette?
Ricardo Lockette’s professional football career began after he was drafted to the Seattle-based professional American football team, Seattle Seahawks, as an undrafted free agent following the end of the 2011 NFL lockout. Lockette was released and then re-signed to the team’s practice squad in September. Later, he was promoted to the active roster on 14 December 2011. He made a 44-yard reception against the San Francisco 49ers and 61-yard reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the 2011 season.
Lockette was cut from the roster in August 2012, signed to the practice squad, and ultimately released from the Seahawks on 18 September 2012.
On 25 September, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers on its practice squad. Lockette was waived by the team the following preseason in August 2013.
After that, Lockette signed with the Chicago Bears to the practice squad in September 2013. However, the team released him just after a month. He then immediately returned to the Seahawks and became a special teams player. On 2 February 2014, he helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos.
Lockette was tendered as an exclusive rights-free agent by the Seahawks on 9 March 2015, but he eventually re-signed a one-year, $660,000 contract with the Seahawks on 14 April 2015.
Ricardo Lockette was born in Albany, Georgia, on 21 May 1986. His age is 35 years as of November 2021.
What Happened to Ricardo Lockette?
On 1 November 2015, Lockette suffered a severe neck injury during a game against the Dallas Cowboys. He was hit by the Cowboy’s safety Jeff Heath while on punt coverage. As a result, he collapsed to the field. The emergency crew had to cart him off the field. The following day, the Seahawks announced that Lockette had suffered a serious neck ligament injury. He soon underwent successful neck surgery, but he missed the rest of the season.
Six months later, Lockette announced his retirement from the NFL on 12 May 2016, stating the 2015 neck injury as “50 percent of the reason” for his retirement.
What is Ricardo Lockette Doing Now?
Lockette is currently a player advisor for The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University. He also attends various events as a speaker. On 5 November 2021, he took part in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County’s Hybrid Great Futures Gala event as a guest speaker.
Lockette has never mentioned his marriage and wife on social media. However, he dated singer Keri Hilson in 2017. Unfortunately, their romantic relationship was short-lived, as he announced his breakup with Hilson in December 2017. Reportedly, they dated over the summer of that year. Hilson previously dated NBA player Serge Ibaka.
Net Worth & Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lockette has a net worth of $12.6 million, which he primarily earned through his career in professional football. Similarly, he has an annual salary of $525k as of 2021.
Lockette is active on different social media platforms. He has verified accounts on Instagram with 227k followers, Twitter with 63.7k followers, and Facebook page with 56k followers as of November 2021.
Lockette stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters).