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#44 Cortlan Booker
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind.
High School: West Lafayette
Experience: 3 Letters
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Cortlan Booker
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2006

2006 (Jr.): Started all 12 games to earn third letter . . . managed a career-high 10 tackles vs. Western Michigan . . . had at least five tackles in eight games . . . had a career-best three tackles for loss vs. Kent State . . . managed two sacks at Buffalo plus was credited with one sack vs. Eastern Michigan, at Miami University and vs. KSU . . . recovered first career fumble vs. Northern Illinois . . . ranked fourth on the Cardinals in tackles . . . led Ball State in tackles for loss and sacks . . . named the Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week after leading Ball State with eight tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble in the Cardinals’ 30-6 win in the season finale vs. Kent State.

2005 (So.): Played in seven games with three starts to earn second letter . . . . managed a season-high eight tackles at Ohio and at Northern Illinois . . . tallied two tackles for loss vs. Bowling Green plus one at Ohio and one vs. Akron . . . registered one sack vs. Bowling Green.

2004 (Fr.): Played in 10 games with starts in the final two contests to earn first letter . . . tallied a season-high six tackles at Toledo . . . managed tackles for loss at Missouri, vs. Western Michigan and at Toledo . . . had a sack and forced fumble vs. WMU.

2003: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters in football for Coach Marshall Overley . . . also earned three letters in track and three in wrestling . . . Football: Rushed for 1,400 yards as a senior . . . led the team in tackles as a senior with 48 solos and 46 assists . . . also added 15 tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble caused and one fumble recovery . . . rushed for 11 touchdowns as a fullback . . . team’s Most Valuable Player and captain as a senior . . . All-Hoosier Conference and all-area as a senior . . . also led the team in tackles as a junior . . . Track: Indoor State Champion in the high hurdles as a senior . . . Wrestling: Placed in the state as a senior.

PERSONAL: Son of Carl and Sana Booker . . . father played lacrosse at Harvard . . . one brother . . . managed a 3.67 grade-point average last spring on Ball State’s 4.0 scale . . . owns a 3.03 cumulative GPA . . . born March 1, 1985, in Fairfield, Calif. . . . full name is Cortlan Garrett Booker.