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Super Bowl champ to be honored in Albany this week


A Super Bowl champion with deep roots in Albany will be honored by city leaders Saturday.

Following Tuesday's city commission meeting, commissioner Tommie Postell announced plans to tribute NFL player Ricardo Lockette.

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver will be greeted by friends, family and the community at the Albany Civic Center. Lockette grew up in Albany, went to Dougherty County high schools and graduated from Monroe High school. He went on to play college ball for Fort Valley State before making his way into the NFL.

Postell said number 83 is an example of what people even from a small city can do when they follow their dreams.

"He's a well known person in Albany," the commissioner said. "He's not a stranger to the city. He's known as a local person that played high school football right here at the Monroe high school area."

Postell said he's worked with Lockette's family, businesses and other leaders to organize the event. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Chairman Jeff Sinyard will present him with a proclamation and delcare March 22, 2014 "Ricardo Lockette Day in Albany and Dougherty County. Speakers will also discuss his accomplishments.

The NFL star is currently in Florida, but is expected to come to Albany by Friday. The celebrations will be open for everyone, and held at the Civic Center at 11:30am Saturday.

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