Is Sam Lockett Related To Tyler Lockett? Are They Brothers?

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The same surname “Lockett” made fans curious if the collegiate football player Sam Lockett is related to the NFL wide receiver Tyler Lockett.

Even more, some showed concern if Sam and Tyler were brothers. However, it seems despite sharing the last name and a passion for football, they have no blood relation.

American College Football Player Sam Lockett III
American College Football Player Sam Lockett III (Source: Instagram)

Born in Spokane, Washington, Sam Lockett is a student-athlete at the Washington State University. The 2023 season marked Lockett’s senior year as a collegiate football player.

Before playing at the Washington State Cougars, the defensive back played for Utah State and City College of San Francisco, before enrollment as a redshirt junior in 2022.

On the other hand, Tyler Lockett is an NFL wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks (2015-present).

The Seahawks teams picked him in round three of the 2015 NFL draft; he is the same-year draft pick as Jameis Winston, Amari Cooper, Brandon Scherff, and Leonard Williams.

He was a collegiate player at Kansas State, where he won the 2014 Jet Award.

Is Sam Lockett Related To Tyler Lockett? Are They Brothers?

No, the WSU Cougars player Sam Lockett and the NFL star Tyler Lockett are not brothers. Let alone being blood-related, they have no distant relations.

Both are from black ethnic backgrounds and have the same last name “Lockett,” but it doesn’t necessarily make them relatives.

Sam and Tyler are not related by any means- unless it’s their enthusiasm for gridiron football. The former was born in Spokane, Washington, while the latter is from Oklahoma.

Tyler Lockett, The Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver- He Is Not Related To WSU Cougars Player Sam Lockett
Tyler Lockett, The Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver- He Is Not Related To WSU Cougars Player Sam Lockett (Source: Instagram)

Tyler’s actual brother is Sterling Lockett, born on October 8, 2003, which makes him 20 years old as of 2024.

A product of Blue Valley High School, Sterling committed to Kansas State University for their 2022 recruitment class. He red-shirted his freshman year in 2022. He plans to major in business administration.

Moreover, in his family, the NFL player has twin brothers, Jordan and Jacob.

Who Are Sam Lockett’s Parents?

Sam III is the son of Sam Lockett Jr. and Jennifer Brodrick. There is nothing much known about his family except he is one of two children of his parents. He is of African-American heritage.

Tyler Lockett Family: Father Is A Former NFL Player

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on September 28, 1992, the 31-year-old football player one of four children of his parents, Nicole Edwards and Kevin Lockett.

Lockett’s father, Kevin, is a former NFL player who spent seven seasons in the NFL with the teams: the Chiefs, Jaguars, Redskins, and Jets.

He was the second-round pick of the 1997 NFL draft, straight out of Kansas State, where his eldest son also attended.

Tyler’s mom, Nicole, is a former basketball star and track & field athlete.

NFL Player Tyler Lockett's Family
NFL Player Tyler Lockett’s Family (Source: Tulsa World)

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver is the eldest of four siblings; he has three younger brothers: Sterling and twins, Jacob & Jordan.

As mentioned above, Sterling is following in the footsteps of his dad & brother, and fans anticipate, that the remaining two Lockett brothers will do the same.

Tyler Lockett’s uncle, Aaron Lockett, also used to play football; he played in the Canadian Football League for three seasons, with Ottawa Renegades (2004) and BC Lions (2004-06).

Even if Aaron was the round-seven pick of the 2002 NFL draft, he only got assigned to practice squads of the Buccaneers and the 49ers.

Krishna Pandey
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

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