"(I'm) Quicker, it's helped me get from point a to point b a lot faster," Booker said during training camp. That increased speed carried him to eight touchdown receptions including a new career long 66 score against the Bucs, a game in which he found the endzone three times.
Booker assumed the leadership role in the receiving core when Bobby Engram was cut during training camp and Marcus Robinson went down with a season ending injury.
By grabbing 100 balls Booker broke Johnny Morris' 37 year old record of 93 receptions. The 25-year-old Booker looks to continue on his successes from 2001 with consistency always in mind.
"The main thing right now I just want to be consistent. If I had a big game last week I want to comeback and have another big game this week and the following week another big game, you know just keep the ball rolling."
If Booker continues to progress in 2002 the Bears could find themselves with a Pro Bowl receiver and he could find himself with a multimillion-dollar contract.