Locker and his father, Mike, met in the summer of 2008 while watching their father, Joe, play for the Oakland Raiders.
After being drafted by the Colts, Locker went to visit Joe at his home in Michigan and became friends with Joe and his brother, who played at the University of Michigan.
After playing in the NFL for four seasons, Locks and his family returned to their home in Florida, where Joe and their parents were staying.
Mike Locks died of brain cancer in February 2017.
Locker was not there, and he wanted to spend time with his father.
His father told him that they would get married and have a son someday.
Mike died of lung cancer in March 2017, but Locks decided to be there and celebrate with his family.
When his father came home from the hospital that night, Locking called Joe to tell him about his visit.
Mike had been diagnosed with leukemia, but Joe had never told him.
Locks, Joe and Joe’s wife, Kristin, had been in hospice care since September of last year, and Joe had started to lose weight.
He told Locks that he wanted his son to see that his father could still be there for him.
The Colts ended up giving Locks the team’s starting job, which was the first of his career.
Locking was the Colts’ first-round pick in 2017.