The relatively tall, for a defensive back (6' 2"), Lockhart made an immediate positive impression on Giants coaches, players and fans as a rookie. In his first season with New York, he put up some impressive defensive numbers, playing in 14 regular season games as a defensive back. He picked off 4 passes for a total of 117 yards returned.
The rest of the NFL was now aware of Lockhart's talents. That didn't stop him from intercepting six passes in his sophomore season with New York, en route to a Pro Bowl campaign.
Despite leading the league in recovered fumbles (with 4), and picking off 5 passes, Lockhart was not nominated for the Pro Bowl in his third NFL season. His respite from that honor didn't last long however, as he was once again picked in 1968, after gobbling up 8 throws from the opposing teams' quarterbacks for a total of 130 yards returned and two touchdowns.
Over his full career as a New York Giant, Lockhart would tally 41 regular season interceptions for 475 yards returned and three touchdowns. And in addition to returning punts and kicks, Lockhart also punted the ball several times for the Giants.
Did you know.......that the New York Giants wore a number 43 "Spider" patch during their 1986 Super Bowl season and the actual Super Bowl game which was played in January of 1987?