24 seconds with Aaron Lockett

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:05 AM ET

Tulsa, Okla.-born punt returner Aaron Lockett is one of the smallest Lions. His mouth is just as quick as his feet.

24 hours: You made a rap CD in high school called Strange State of OK.

#84 Aaron Lockett: "I did music when I was leaving high school and going to college. I had to make a decision between football and music. I started playing pro ball four years ago. It's been really hard to manage both of them. If you focus on one thing, you'll do better. I put music on the back burner, hopefully one day ... I may pursue it."

24: What's your style?

#84: "Straight hip hop."

24: Influences?

#84: "I like Tupac (Shakur) and Biggie (Notorious B.I.G.), the Naturals, and Snoop (Dogg). Coming from the Midwest, it was a little bit different, it was definitely something pleasing to the ears."

24: What do you think of P. Diddy dropping the P. and becoming Diddy?

#84: "He won't slow down, will he? It's all about entertainment. He's finding a way to keep people entertained. So it's working for him."

24: Your speed comes from being a sprinter in college as a Kansas State Wildcat.

#84: "I was able to perform in indoor track for two years, ended up doing pretty well, being ranked 12th in the nation. It gave me an opportunity to compete against some of the best athletes in the world."

24: What's your personal best?

#84: "I ran a 6.71 (seconds) indoor in the 60 (metres), which wasn't bad, it qualified me for the nationals in 1998."


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