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Cory Booker’s college football struggles echo in his presidential campaign – CNN

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BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Cory Booker #81, John Lynch #17 and Jason Palumbis #12 of the Stanford Cardinal jog onto the field prior to the game against Cal on November 17, 1990 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. BERKELEY, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Cory Booker #81, John Lynch #17 and Jason Palumbis #12 of the Stanford Cardinal jog onto the field prior to the game against Cal on November 17, 1990 at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California.
      Cory Booker (#81) plays against USC at Stanford on Oct. 13, 1990. (Photo/Stanford Athletics)Cory Booker (#81) plays against USC at Stanford on Oct. 13, 1990. (Photo/Stanford Athletics)
        The pinnacle of Booker’s college football career came on October 6, 1990, in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford, in the midst of a lackluster season, was going up against the undefeated, number-one ranked Notre Dame, led by none other than Lou Holtz. Booker wasn’t supposed to play, but midway through the first half, the starting tight end, Nickel, had to come out of the game with an injury.
          PALO ALTO, CA -  1989:  Cory Booker #81 and his Stanford Cardinal teammates jog on the field during warmups prior to a football game during the 1989 season at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California.  Other visible players include Scott Eschelman #34, Alan Grant #2, Kevin T. Scott #3,  and Gary Taylor #15 PALO ALTO, CA -  1989:  Cory Booker #81 and his Stanford Cardinal teammates jog on the field during warmups prior to a football game during the 1989 season at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, California.  Other visible players include Scott Eschelman #34, Alan Grant #2, Kevin T. Scott #3,  and Gary Taylor #15

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