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    Cornell Banks
    Cornell Banks

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Edison

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 310

    Position:
    DL

    12/17/2009

    Bowl Week Day 2 Working hard and having fun

    NMB day 2

    11/21/2009

    Seniors final battle at home

    fb vs La Tech

    Fresno State: An honors candidate who has made several preseason All-WAC teams heading into his senior season... emerged as one of the best interior linemen in the league by the end of the 2009 season .... at times showed to be a dominating player in the middle ... needs to me more consistent but has all the tools to be a top-notch players in the league ... a strong and physical player who has bulked up to 300 pounds. (2009): Played in 12 games and started nine for the Dogs... finished the season with 30 total tackles ... made his first career quarterback sack against New Mexico State ... had a career-high six solo tackles against Louisiana Tech ... he also forced a fumble in that game... was one of the most improved players on the squad. (2008): Seven-game starter who played in 12 games for the Dogs ... had a career-high 32 tackles, good for 12th on the team ... had three tackles for losses and one pass deflection ... had a career-high five tackles against Utah State and added four against Boise State. (2007): Had nine solo tackles and 14 assisted tackles in 10 games ... had a season-high five total tackles (two solo, three assisted) at Oregon and New Mexico State ... had three tackles, two solos against Georgia Tech ... finished the year with 3.5 tackles for losses. (2006): Redshirted.

    High School: A Fresno Bee All-Valley selection ... also named to the All-Central Section team at defensive line ... had 96 total tackles, good for third on Edison's team ... 64 of those tackles were solo, 32 assisted ... had six pass deflections and a fumble recovery ... also logged eight tackles for losses and 10.5 sacks and blocked a field goal his senior year ... selected the defensive MVP of the Central Valley All-Star game.

    Personal: Born January 3, 1986 in San Jose, Calif. ... parents are Charlene Sinegal and Terry Banks ... has two brothers, Daviyon and Terence and three sisters Keosha, Jasmine Evans and Jiquea Evans ... married to Jane Banks ... hobbies include drag racing, playing Playstation3, and family ... lists his favorite athletes as Bryant Young and John Randle ... admires his grandparents because he wouldn't be the person he is today without them.

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