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Nine Wildcats Named to Midseason All-Big 12 Team


Press Release KSTATE:

Nine Kansas State playerswere honored for their play through the first six games of the 2013 campaign asPhil Steele released his Midseason All-Big 12 football teams on Wednesday.


Wide receiver Tyler Lockett,linebacker Blake Slaughter and defensive back Ty Zimmerman earned first-teamhonors, while offensive linemen B.J. Finney and Cornelius Lucas along withdefensive end Ryan Mueller and defensive back Randall Evans were named to thesecond team.


Rounding out the honors forthe Wildcats on the third team were quarterback Daniel Sams, offensive linemanCody Whitehair and Lockett as a kick returner.


Lockett ranks second in theBig 12 with 6.2 receptions per game while he is fourth with 95.0 receivingyards per game. With the quick start to his junior campaign, the Tulsa, Okla.,product has moved into the top-10 in school history in career all-purposeyardage and became the 17th player in school history with 1,000career receiving yards.


Slaughter, a senior whoredshirted the 2012 season, leads the team and ranks second in the Big 12 with52 total tackles to go along with two sacks and three pass breakups. He hascarded at least seven tackles in five of six games, while he has reached the10-tackle mark on three occasions.


A native of Junction City,Kan., Zimmerman ranks second on the team with 43 tackles and picked off his 11thcareer pass against Louisiana and returned it 32 yards for his first-careertouchdown. The senior is tied for sixth in school history in careerinterceptions and ranks fourth in career interception-return yards.


Following an off week, KansasState returns to action Saturday, October 26, as the Wildcats host WestVirginia in a 2:45 p.m., contest at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The game, whichwill be televised by FOX Sports 1, serves as the annual Homecoming game and isthe celebration of the 150th year of Kansas State University.


A limited number of ticketsin reserved seating areas returned by West Virginia, along with standing-roomonly tickets, are available by contacting the K-State Athletics Ticket officeonline at www.k-statesports.com/tickets,by phone at 1-800-221-CATS or inside the main ticket office in BramlageColiseum.

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