Chicago Bears: Ranking the top ten Chicago Bears of the 2000s

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Chicago Bears Marty Booker
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8. Marty Booker, WR (1999-2003, 2008)

After a successful college career at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, the Bears drafted Marty Booker in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He saw limited time in his first two seasons and then hit his stride in the 2001 season.

Booker set the record for single-season receptions by a Bear (100), a mark that has since been surpassed. In doing so, he became the first Bear in franchise history to hit triple-digit receptions in a single season. Oh yeah, and he threw a touchdown pass that year as well (insert joke about every Bears quarterback ever HERE).

His offensive production played an integral role in helping the Bears to return to the playoffs for the first time since the 1994 season. He also surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in 2001 and 2002 en route to earning his only Pro Bowl nod in 2002.

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Booker was traded to the Miami Dolphins for defensive end Adewale Ogunleye just before the 2004 season but would return to Chicago in 2008. He played 13 games before being released after the season.

Booker’s 3,895 career receiving yards with the Bears are good for eighth all-time and third most for a Bears wide receiver.