Seattle Seahawks' Ricardo Lockette motions with an "L," representing "love our brothers" as his mother Felita follows his lead and his father Earl looks on at a news conference announcing his retirement from football. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
RENTON, WA (AP) -
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is retiring six months after suffering a serious neck injury in a game at Dallas.
The team confirmed the retirement and has scheduled a news conference with Lockette on Thursday.
Lockette was knocked out and remained motionless on the field for several minutes after a hit by Cowboys safety Jeff Heath during the Nov. 1 victory over Dallas.
He was eventually strapped to a backboard and taken off the field. Lockette underwent surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas the next day to stabilize his neck.
Lockette has been a special teams standout for the Seahawks since joining the team in 2011. He's also been part of Seattle's rotation of receivers.
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