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The Word on the Herd-August 28, 2012
Quintet to lead Marshall vs. Mountaineers on Saturday
AP Photos: Marshall vs. Western Carolina
JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Team's top return man...Named Midseason All-Conference USA at punt returner by Phil Steele...Third in Conference USA with 33 kick returns for 819 yards (24.8 average), eclipsing the 100-yard mark (106) at Ohio...Returned 18 punts for 195 yards, including an 87-yarder for touchdown at West Virginia...Moved to wide receiver...Caught six passes for 116 yards, including a 66-yard showing in the win at Louisville...Rushed one time for two yards versus East Carolina.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Had 67 carries for 264 yards and one touchdown (Bowling Green)...Had 17 catches for 236 yards and one score (Ohio)...Had a season-high 16 carries against Ohio and 121 yards against Bowling Green...Had three grabs versus Ohio and a 56-yard reception against Tulane...Returned 20 kicks for 471 yards, including a 151-yard effort versus Ohio State...Returned two punts.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Emerged as a multi-purpose threat as a rookie...Rushed for 73 yards on just 15 attempts, caught four passes, and was MU's top punt returner with nine attempts for 184 yards and a touchdown.
Prior to Marshall: Rushed for 1,480 yards and 23 touchdowns last season...A second team All-State, first team All-District, first team All-Area and four-time Sarasota Tribune Player of the Week...Qualified for the state track meet in four events, placed 3rd in the 4x100 meter relay and the 200 meter dash...Also participated in high and intermediate hurdles...Also recruited by UCF, West Virginia and South Florida.
Personal: Son of Andre and Chantell Booker...Father played football for the University of Georgia...One of four children along with twin Andrea, and younger siblings Amari and Alexis.