February 1, 2013
Former Fort Valley State football and track star Ricardo Lockette — an Albany native and Monroe alum — is interviewed during Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday in New Orleans. Lockette, who has been relegated to San Francisco’s practice squad all season since being signed off waivers in late September by the 49ers, ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the 2011 NFL combine and is arguably the fastest guy on the team. He has been used this week to simulate the speed and routes of Ravens wideout Torrey Smith in preparation for Sunday’s game.
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Even though he is unlikely to see the field in Sunday's Super Bowl, Albany native and Monroe alum Ricardo Lockette --- who is arguably the fastest player on the 49ers' roster -- has done plenty these last two weeks to help the team prepare, namely playing the role of Ravens speedy wideout Torrey Smith in practice to simulate the speed and routes that San Francisco will see from Smith in the Big Game.