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Dion Booker
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
City/State: Oceanside, Calif.
High School: El Camino
  • 2001 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2001 Finalist for Nebraska Lifter of the Year Award

Dion Booker enjoyed a solid career as a four-year letterwinner, including three seasons as a starter.  The Oceanside, Calif. native, and younger brother of former Husker Michael Booker, spent his first three years as a free safety before shifting to rover in NU's bowl preparations for the 2000 Alamo Bowl against Northwestern.  The move paid off as Booker recorded a team-high eight tackles in NU's 66-17 win.

In 2001, he started six games at free safety and four games at rover, as Willy Amos and Philip Blacnd missed time because of injuries.  Despite shifting positions Booker, who played in 49 contests (including bowl games) at NU, posted a career-high 62 tackles to tie for second on the team, while earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors.  He added three unassisted tackles in the 2002 Rose Bowl against Miami.  Booker finished his career with 126 total tackles and 21 regular-season starts.  He graduated in December 2001.

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Tackles

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1997

Redshirted

1998

11/0

2

0

2

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

1999 

12/4

15

13

28

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

2000

11/7

18

16

34

2-10

0-0

0-0

1

1

0

2

0

2001

12/10

34

28

62

1-1

0-0

1-0

0

1

1

4

0

Totals 46/21 89 57 126 3-11 0-0 1-0 1 3 2 6 0

Interceptions - 2-55-0; 1-37 vs. Texas (B12), 1999; 1-18 vs. Texas Tech, 2001
2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee:  Tackles, 3 UT, 3 AT, 6 TT
2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern:  Tackles, 5 UT, 3 AT, 8 TT
2002 Rose Bowl vs. Miami:  Tackles, 3 UT, 0 AT, 3 TT, fumble caused, fumbler recovery (no return)
 
Tackles - 10 vs. Kansas State, 2001
Solo Tackles - 5 vs. Texas Tech, 2001 (5 vs. Northwestern, 2000 Alamo Bowl)
TFL - 1-9, vs. Baylor, 1-1 at Oklahoma, 2000; 1-1 vs. Iowa State, 2001
Sacks - None
Quarterback Hurries - 2 vs. Texas Tech, Oklahoma, 2001
Passes Broken Up - 1 vs. Iowa State, 1999; Kansas State, 2000; Troy State, Texas Tech, 2001
Fumble Returns - None
Blocked Kicks - None
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