Receiver signs with Packers

Former track star at Kansas will get shot to make roster

The Green Bay Packers signed former University of Kansas track star Leo Bookman last week, according to a published report.

Bookman hasn't played football since the 2002 season. He quit football and concentrated on his track career. He was a three-time national champion in the 200-meter dash (2003 Indoor and Outdoor, 2004 Indoor). He also is KU's record holder in the indoor 200 meter (20.53), and a four-time All American.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Bookman is believed to have run the 40-yard dash in 4.25 seconds during a workout for the Packers on April 3 in Houston, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

"He's fast," Packers general manager Ted Thompson told the Press-Gazette. "I watched his workout, and I know he's really fast. Fast is not his problem."

Bookman also played defense back and was a kickoff returner, in addition to his role as a receiver with the Jayhawks.

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