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December 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Seahawks’ Ricardo Lockette a Pro Bowl hopeful

Proof of the Pro Bowl prowess of Seattle receiver Ricardo Lockette came recently when he was the team’s nominee for the fan vote, which  you can access here. Lockette has been using his Twitter account to pump fans for votes, and aces no bones about how much he’d like the honor.

“I don’t know how many undrafted guys have made it to the Pro Bowl, but I’d love to be one of them,” Lockette said today.

Lockette, though, added that it’s a game he’d rather be named for than play in — Super Bowl participants obviously don’t actually take part in the game.

“Our number one goal is the Super Bowl, our number one goal right now is upcoming games, it’s the Eagles,” Lockette said. “So all of that (the Pro Bowl) is in the back of my head.”

Lockette’s story has been well-documented, how he devoted himself to special teams when he returned to the Seahawks late last season, since becoming one of Seattle’s most-valued players as a gunner on coverage teams.

“I just get excited at the opportunity to hit somebody,” Lockette said today. “I don’t really care who it is. You are on the other team. You are going to catch the ball. I’m going to beat the guy in front of me and I’m going to hit you as hard as I physically, possibly can.”

The Eagles provide one of the toughest special teams challenges in the NFL this week, having returned four kicks for scores this season, including two punt returns for touchdowns by Darren Sproles (the others are kickoff returns by Chris Polk and Josh Huff).

Lockette, though, said he is confident the Seahawks can put the clamps on the Eagles’ return units.

“We are going to do or job,” Lockette said. “We are going to make it extremely simple. Do your job, hit, be physical, be aggressive. Whatever they want to do — they want to do tricks, they want to run around — it doesn’t matter. Just whoever has the ball, they are going to get hit. It’s just that simple.”

Asked about Sproles and told he has some shifty moves, Lockette commented similarly.

“He’s a shifty guy,” Lockette said. “But I plan on being there before he gets shifty. If he is moving around and all that, I didn’t do my job. And that’s going to make me even madder.If he’s moving around by the time I get down there, I’m already frustrated just because I got to move around and chase him and all that, and that’s going to make me even more aggressive toward him.”

The fan vote, by the way, counts for one-third of the total vote, with the player and coach’s votes each also counting for one-third.

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