Career year

Several Bears players are approaching or have already set personal career bests this season. The following is a list of players and the career mark they are approaching:

Wide receiver Marty Booker needs 35 receiving yards to surpass his personal best (1,071) set last season. He has 1,036 yards on 74 receptions this season and needs 26 receptions in the final four games (6.5 receptions per game) to equal his 100-catch season from 2001.

Wide receiver Dez White needs three receptions to establish a new career mark. He has 42 catches for 522 yards and two touchdowns after catching 45 balls for 428 yards last season. His 522 yards and two scores are new personal bests.

Tight end John Davis needs 10 yards to surpass a career-high 202 yards receiving he set in 2000 with Minnesota. Davis has 193 yards receiving on 20 catches with three touchdowns. The three TDs is already a new career mark and 20 receptions breaks his 2000 Vikings' mark of 17.

Running back Leon Johnson is just six rushing yards shy of his career best set in 1998 with the New York Jets. He had 185 yards on 41 carries in '98 and is the Bears' second-leading rusher this season with 179 yards on a new career-high 49 carries.

Quarterback Jim Miller has tied his career mark for touchdowns in a season, matching his 2001 effort with 13 scores this season. His next TD toss will be a new career-high. He also needs 365 yards passing before season's end to surpass his career mark of 2,299 yards established in 2001.

Defensively, linebacker Brian Urlacher is six tackles shy of his career mark set his rookie season (165). He leads the team in tackles in 2002 with 159 stops. With his next sack, linebacker Rosevelt Colvin, who ranks fifth in the NFL in sacks this season, will top his old mark of 10.5 sacks.

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