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KU football MVP Countdown: No. 19, Jeremiah Booker

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Kansas wide receiver Jeremiah Booker (88) slaps hands with Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender (7) after a touchdown during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver Jeremiah Booker (88) slaps hands with Kansas quarterback Peyton Bender (7) after a touchdown during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

There might not be a more dedicated player in the Kansas football program than Jeremiah Booker, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound senior receiver from College Station, Texas.

A captain, Booker frequently is cited by teammates as a player who provides leadership in the weight room, on the practice field and off the field. He exhibits a strong work ethic that younger players model.

Booker hopes to make this his first injury-free season. He was sidelined for the start of his first two seasons by injuries suffered in training camp. He missed the last two games of last season.

Booker has played in 18 games in his career and is seeking his first 100-yard receiving output. His career high came in the first game of 2017 against SEMO (66 yards).

Booker posted career-high marks last season in receiving yards (287), yards per reception (13) and touchdowns (two).

He doesn't have the speed to blow by many cornerbacks, but is a big target, a smart football player and a reliable blocker. If he can stay injury free, this should be his most productive season.

Comments

[''] 2 months, 3 weeks ago

He is one who bought in from Day 1 just like Sims. Hoping for the best.

Michael Maris 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I was hoping that J. Booker would be a modern day version of Dezmon Briscoe. But to date, that just hasn't happened (due to a numerous amount of different issues).

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