Has been a steady and reliable player for the Aggies entering his fourth season of action … Has made 28 straight starts and played in 36 straight games … Has been the Aggies starting free safety for three straight years but could see action at cornerback this season … In his career the Aggies have won two MEAC titles, a Black College National Championship, a Celebration Bowl and they earned an NCAA FCS playoff berth … As a redshirt freshman, he helped the Aggies rank No. 1 in the conference in interceptions and second in the nation … A&T also led the nation in turnovers gained…Patrols the field well and is also an outstanding tackler…Has speed and a knack for finding the ball carrier…Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, has a vertical leap of 34 ½-inches (2015 measure) and wingspan of 96 inches … In 36 games played, he has made 168 tackles (113 unassisted) with five interceptions and 15 pass defenses.
2016 Season: Started all 12 games … Played both the free safety and cornerback positions during the season … Had a career season in which he made 65 tackles (47 unassisted) with three tackles for loss, five pass defenses, two interceptions and one forced fumble … Ranked second on the team in tackles and 27th in the MEAC … Had a superb game in the Aggies upset of Division I-FBS Kent State on Sept. 10 as he finished with nine tackles (seven unassisted) in the Aggies first-ever win over an FBS school … Followed that performance with eight tackles (five unassisted) at Tulsa, another FBS school on Sept. 17 … Had six tackles (five unassisted) in a 35-0 win over Norfolk State on Oct. 6 in a nationally-televised game on ESPNU … Nine days later in a nationally-televised game at Bethune-Cookman, he had three pass defenses including two breakups and a 44-yard interception in the fourth quarter that sealed the win for the Aggies … Posted nine tackles (seven unassisted) in a Nov. 5 win over S.C. State at Aggie Stadium … Finished with a career-high 10 tackles (six unassisted) in the Aggies Division I-FCS playoff loss at Richmond on Nov. 26.
2015 Season: Started all 12 games … Made 44 tackles (27 unassisted) with two interceptions and five passes defended … Also forced a fumble on the season … Posted six tackles on three different occasions including six stops at Elon (Sept. 19), vs. Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 17) and at Florida A&M (Oct. 31) … Made five unassisted tackles in the win at Florida A&M and the six tackles led the Aggies … Had an interception vs. Bethune-Cookman and recorded a fourth-quarter interception against Delaware State on Nov. 14 in a 27-6 win that clinched at least a share of the MEAC title.
2014 Season: Played in 12 games with 11 starts…Made 59 tackles including 39 unassisted tackles…Also recorded five pass defenses, forced two fumbles recovered another, had an interception and made two tackles for loss…Made his first career start against Alabama A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Aug. 31…Ranked eighth in the conference in forced fumbles and 40th in tackles…Made a season-best eight tackles including five unassisted and forced a fumble in a 31-30 loss to No. 5 Coastal Carolina on Sept. 6…Made seven tackles and broke up a pass in a 17-12 win at Elon on Sept. 13…Made his first career interception a week later in a 59-0 win over Chowan at Aggie Stadium… Made seven tackles, including six solo tackles in the Atlanta Football Classic against S.C. State on Oct. 4…Also had seven tackles at Delaware State on Oct. 18 in a 33-20 A&T win.
2013 Season: Did not play in any games.
High School: Made 57 solo and 40 assisted tackles for a total of 97 as a senior…He had three tackles for loss, four pass breakups, and two fumble recoveries…Offensively, he made 34 receptions for 610 yards and seven touchdowns…Was ranked as one of the best players in the state of Alabama.
Personal: Full name is Zerius Martez Lockhart...He is the son of Shamus Brooks and Shretta Lockhart...Was born on Feb. 2, 1995.