The Tyler Lockett hype train just went into overdrive.
The Seattle Seahawks rookie receiver took less than one quarter to establish himself as a premier playmaker, taking a punt return back for a touchdown in the first quarter of the team’s Week 1 contest against the St. Louis Rams.
Here is a video of his ridiculously easy 57-yard return.
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) September 13, 2015
The touchdown put the Seahawks up 7-0 over the Rams with just over four minutes left in the first quarter.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, this was Seattle’s first punt return for touchdown since 2007.
Tyler Lockett (SEA): 1st @Seahawks player with a punt return TD since Nate Burleson in 2007
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 13, 2015
Based on Lockett’s preseason success and this start to his 2015 campaign, it’s fair to assume the franchise won’t go eight years between return touchdowns going forward.