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9 Zerius Lockhart

Will look to start at free safety for the Aggies for the third straight season … He will be the only returning starter in the secondary from the Aggies 2015 Black College National championship team … 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…A&T added a lot of young talent in the secondary with their 2013 signing class, including the addition of Lockhart…Has speed and a knack for finding the ball carrier…Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds, has improved his vertical jump (34 1/2) by an inch from 2015 … Also has a wingspan of 96 inches … In 24 games played, he has made 103 tackles (66 unassisted) with three interceptions and 10 passes defended.

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. 

Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Auburn, Ala.
High School: Auburn
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