Wildcats in the NFL: Lockett has back-to-back standout games

After receiving a pitch from senior quarterback Jake Waters, senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett prepares to lob a pass downfield for sophomore runningback Charles Jones in a failed reverse trick play at the end of the third quarter of No. 11 K-State's 35-40 loss to No. 14 UCLA in the Valero Alamo Bowl January 2, 2015, in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (Archive photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks:

In a close 27-23 loss, Lockett hauled in nine passes for 76 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, making this the second consecutive week Lockett has finished with nine catches. Lockett ranks seventh in the NFL with 21 receptions in the season. This was the 10th time in Lockett’s career where he had nine or more catches in a game.

D.J. Reed, CB, New York Jets:

Reed, the up-and-coming cornerback, recorded three tackles and one pass deflection in the Jets 27-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. For Reed, this was his second highest number of tackles in a game this season, with his high of five taking place in New York’s win over Cleveland last week.

Byron Pringle, WR, Chicago Bears:

Pringle collected one catch for 11 yards before leaving Sunday’s win against the Houston Texans with a calf injury. The former Super Bowl champion already battled a quad injury throughout the preseason with Chicago. On Tuesday, the Bears announced that they will be placing him on injured reserve. This week’s injury is a significant blow to Chicago’s wide receiver core.

Cody Whitehair, C/G, Chicago Bears:

Veteran lineman Whitehair started for the 98th time in his career on Sunday for Chicago in their victory over Houston. He received the highest Pro Football Focus grade of all Chicago offensive linemen with a score of 85.5. 

(Graphic by Catherine Eldridge | Collegian Media Group)

Dalton Risner, G, Denver Broncos:

Risner started at guard for Denver in their 11-10 Sunday night victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The game was a milestone for Risner, as it was his 50th career start in the NFL.