Fresno State: A good athlete who came on last year to be one of Fresno State’s best defensive players … made the transition from safety to cornerback during spring drills. (2000) Replaced 1999 first-team All-WAC free safety Anthony Limbrick after Limbrick broke his thumb in the Ohio State game ... along with strong safety Vernon Fox, he helped form one of the WAC’s best safety corps … finished seventh on the team in tackles with 62 … his first career start came at No. 16 UCLA, against which Banks had a career-high 14 tackles … followed up that performance with strong showings against Rice (nine tackles) and UTEP (12 tackles) … had two pass breakups and one tackle for loss. (1999) Played in 12 games in the Bulldog secondary and special teams … his best game was against Colorado State with five solo tackles and two assists … finished with 32 tackles, one sack for five yards and one quarterback hurry. (1998) Redshirted. (1997) Sat out while fulfilling academic requirements.
High School: A 1997 graduate of McClymonds High School (Oakland, Calif.) ... first-team all-city selection as a senior ... recorded six interceptions (two for touchdowns) and had 50 tackles ... helped McClymonds to a 7-4 record and runner-up finish in the Oakland City Section playoffs ... was an All-Oakland Athletic League choice as a junior … played on the same high school team as former All-WAC Bulldog Dante Marsh.
Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1979, in Oakland, Calif. ... parents are Renee and Ronnie Banks ... has two sisters and one brother ... considered Arizona, Washington, Washington State, Utah and Utah State.
STATISTICS: Year G-GS Solo Ast Total TL-Yds Sacks-Yds. 1999 12-0 18 13 32 0-0 1-5 2000 11-6 30 32 62 1-5 0-0 Totals 23-6 48 45 94 1-5 1-5