Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2010: Charted as the starter at the Devil linebacker slot ... coaches were pleased with his progress during spring practice ... physical player who could have an impact rushing the quarterback ... has played in all 36 games since arrival at Duke with five starts ... enters final season having played 853 total snaps (352 defensive & 501 special teams).
2009: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in all 12 games with three starting assignments (Maryland, Virginia & Georgia Tech) ... finished with 33 total tackles and one fumble recovery ... ranked third on the team with 10 special teams tackles ... had a career-high nine tackles against Georgia Tech ... recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone for a touchdown in win at N.C. State ... added five stops in games versus Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina ... on the field for 423 total snaps including a career-best 72 plays versus Georgia Tech.
2008: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... finished the year with eight tackles and one pass breakup ... tallied two tackles against Navy, Miami and Wake Forest ... recorded first career PBU against Northwestern ... on the field for 162 plays, including 155 on special teams ... played a season-high 19 snaps at Vanderbilt.
2007: Appeared in all 12 games with two starts as a true freshman ... drew his first collegiate start at Navy and also started against Clemson ... forced and recovered a fumble on a kickoff at Virginia ... posted best game of the year against Wake Forest with six tackles ... had two tackles against both Navy and Miami ... on the gridiron for 268 total plays with 125 on defense and 143 on special teams ... played a season-high 65 snaps at Navy.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman at Reynolds under Steve McCurry ... first team all-state pick in 2006 by NCPreps.com ... as a senior, posted 165 tackles, 27 tackles for loss and four fumble recoveries to earn all-conference and league defensive player of the year honors ... had 101 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries as a junior en route to receiving all-conference and all-Western North Carolina accolades ... finished career with 292 tackles including 47 tackles for loss ... helped Reynolds to 24 wins against just three losses with two state playoff berths over final two seasons ... also participated in wrestling and track and field.
Personal: Son of Janie and Sam Banks ... born June 25, 1988 ... majoring in Public Policy Studies.