Tyler LockettTyler Lockett was born in Tulsa and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. He was named to PrepStar magazine’s All-Midlands Region team, while he was a first team all-state and all metro selection by the Tulsa World. In addition to football, he was a top competitor in basketball and track. He caught 42 passes for 765 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior season, had 54 tackles and six interceptions on defense. He led the Hornets to a 13-1 record and a win in the 5A state title game.

Lockett is the son of Kevin Lockett and Nicole Edwards. His father played seven seasons in the NFL with Kansas City, Washington and the N.Y. Jets. His uncle, Aaron Lockett, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers and in the Canadian Football League.

Following in his father and uncle’s footsteps, Lockett chose Kansas State where he was one of the top wide receivers and all-purpose players in school history and was Kansas State Wildcats’ first four-year All-American. He was one of just three players in school history to earn all-conference honors all four years. He set 17 school records, including career marks for receptions (249), receiving yards (3,710), receiving touchdowns (29), 100-yard receiving games (17), kickoff-return attempts (77) and kickoff-return yards (2,196). Lockett topped his father, Kevin, for the school’s career receptions, yards and touchdowns records.

As a senior, he received Consensus All-America honors, First Team All-Big 12 as both a wide receiver and kick returner and earned the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year award for the second-straight season. He led the nation in punt-return average (19.1), while he ranked third in total receiving yards (1,515), all-purpose yards (2,279) and punt-return touchdowns (2), and seventh in receptions (106). He led the Big 12 in receiving yards in addition to all-purpose yard and had eight 100-yard receiving games to tie the school record, including finishing the season with a school-record five-straight 100-yard games. He was a Campbell Trophy, Senior CLASS Award finalist and a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist, while being named the Big 12 Scholar Athlete of the Year and a First Team Academic All-Big 12 performer.

He was drafted with the fifth pick in the third round (69th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Seattle traded its third-round (#95), fourth-round (#112), fifth-round (#167) and sixth-round (#181) picks to Washington to move up in the third round to select Lockett. He is the second-highest player drafted out of Kansas State and only the fourth player drafted out of Kansas State in club history.

During his rookie year with the Seahawks, he became the second player in NFL history (Hall of Famer Gale Sayers) with at least five receiving touchdowns, a kickoff return TD and a punt return TD in a single season. His 51 receptions were the fifth most single season receptions by a rookie in franchise history. His 1,915 combined yards gained were the fourth-most combined yards gained in a single season in franchise history and the franchise rookie record. His 139 punt return yards are the most punt return yards in a single game in franchise history.

He was the only rookie to be named to the Associated Press All-Pro 1st team. He was also voted to be in the Pro Football Writers Association NFL All-Rookie Team (2015). Lockett was selected to the team at three positions: wide receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner.

Off the field, Lockett is busy helping others by visiting children in hospitals, elementary schools and Boys and Girls Clubs. He often brings underprivileged children to practices. Plus, he has surprised high school football teams by attending their practices to help out. He is currently setting up his own foundation with its mission to make a difference in the lives of others. This summer he will host football camps for high school players.

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Our leadership team gave their Monday night to attend the Visioning Launch Lab, getting ready for the start of the new Rotary year on July 1st. 🎉🎉

What an amazing and dedicated group! Can’t wait to see what all they accomplish this year! #agentsofchange #peopleofaction
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Happy #MemberMonday honoring one of our Rotarians.

Dr. Mouzon Biggs, Jr., is inspiring on many levels and we are blessed to be able to call him a fellow Rotarian.

Anytime it is announced that Mouzon will be speaking it brings anticipation that you will hear something grand, something that will leave you thinking about what has been said. We all know Mouzon speaks from the heart and presents in a thoughtful, inspirational and well-meaning way. Mouzon inspires me to “keep doing the next right thing” and "keep swinging for the fences” as he so amply displays this motto in his day to day life. Thank you Mouzon for being you.

Upon retiring as Sr Pastor at Boston Avenue Methodist Church Mouzon said: “I never walked into the pulpit that I didn’t do the best I knew how to be as faithful to God’s word as I knew how. I never promised a home run, but I did promise to swing as hard as I could. I think I managed that.”

I think we can all agree he did that and so much more.
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June 14, 2004

15 years ago today, Past President Jimmie Saied celebrated his final birthday at the 11th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards Banquet directing "The Stars and Stripes Forever."

2004 Iba Chair, Linda Bradshaw, introduced him with the following:

"Our finale is a tribute to our honorees with a presentation that is a testament to his own life. A gentleman and patriot beyond description was born this very day, June 14, 1915 on Flag Day. He carried the torch to Washington to witness the signing into law signifying that "The Star and Stripes Forever" become the official march of the United States of America. He has thrilled thousands for decades with his characterization of John Philip Sousa through the concerts he has conducted across this great country. I'm proud to celebrate his 89th birthday with him tonight. He is my dearest and personal friend. Please welcome, Maestro James G. Saied."
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The Rotary Club of Tulsa, with sincere appreciation, presents the “James G. Saied Service Above Self…And Then Some” Award to Rotarian and Past President Charles B. Wilson, Jr.

For continuing to serve his club with leadership counsel and enthusiasm long after serving as club President, 1996-97;

For strengthening the club by initiating several membership initiatives that led to more and higher committed members that reflect the vitality and diversity of our community;

For his numerous leadership positions on the board and club committees, including the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, where he chaired the event and served on the organizing committee for all 25 years;

For his leadership coordinating Rotary’s support for the transformational OU-OSU Bedlam Clinics;

He is exceptionally qualified to receive the club’s highest honor.

Congratulations!
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