Brandon
Banks
16
WR/KR
Height:
5'7"
Weight:
153
Birthdate:
21/12/1987
Birthplace:
Garner, NC
College:
Kansas State
Years:
2 Ham / 2 CFL

Statistics

Rushing

Year Team Att Yards Avg Long TD
2013 HAM 6 60 10.0 45 1
2014 HAM 15 97 6.5 28 0
2015 HAM 20 87 4.4 23 1
Career Total 41 244 5.6 45 2

Receiving

Year Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
2013 HAM 9 95 10.6 44 0
2014 HAM 42 529 12.6 53 5
2015 HAM 22 220 10.0 44 1
Career Total 73 844 11.9 53 6

Passing

Year Team Comp Att Pct Yards Long TD TD% Ints INT% Rating
2014 HAM 0 3 0 0 0 2.1
Career Total 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1

Kick Returns

Year Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
2013 HAM 14 319 22.8 42 0
2014 HAM 30 701 23.4 103 1
2015 HAM 45 782 17.4 35 0
Career Total 89 1,802 20.6 103 1

Punt Returns

Year Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
2013 HAM 17 107 6.3 15 0
2014 HAM 60 618 10.3 97 1
2015 HAM 75 930 12.4 96 4
Career Total 152 1,655 10.9 97 6

Acquired

Signed as a free agent on September 30, 2013.

Career

2014: Played 14 games, starting in six, in his second season with the Tiger-Cats…led the CFL in combined yards (1,968), punt return yards (618) and ranked third in kickoff return yards (701)…was the CFL’s only return man to return both a punt and kickoff for touchdowns in 2014…had 42 receptions for 529 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while adding 15 carries for 97 yards…named a CFL All-Star and East Division All-Star as a kick returner...honoured as a CFL Player of the Week three times. Playoffs: Played in both of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 102nd Grey Cup vs. Calgary…had two receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown, and three carries for 35 rushing yards…added 297 punt return yards and two punt return touchdowns, and 48 kick return yards…set the CFL record for most punt return yards in a playoff game (226), while tying the record for punt return touchdowns in a playoff game (2).

2013: Played in eight regular season games for the Tiger-Cats after signing as a free agent on September 30…recorded nine catches for 95 yards while adding six carries for 60 yards and a touchdown...was tied for second on the team in kickoff returns with 319 yards on 16 returns…made his CFL debut on October 4 at Toronto…scored first CFL touchdown on a 45-yard jet sweep on October 26 vs. Montreal…named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week after returning his first career missed field goal touchdown on a 107-yard return vs. Montreal on October 26. Playoffs: Appeared in all three of the Ticats playoff games, including the 101st Grey Cup vs. Saskatchewan…recorded one reception for 18 yards while adding a total of 362 return yards on 35 returns…had seven kickoff returns for 162 yards in the 101st Grey Cup.

2012: Played in 13 games for the Redskins in his third season…had eight receptions for 15 yards…added 22 kickoff returns for 527 yards and 26 punt returns for 178 yards.

2011: Played in 16 games in his second season with the Redskins…caught one pass for 10 yards…returned 51 kickoffs for 1,174 yards and had 36 punt returns for 328 yards.

2010: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the NFL’s Washington Redskins on May 17…played 12 games for the Redskins as a rookie…had two receptions for 10 yards…added 46 kick returns for 1,166 yards and a touchdown, and 38 punt returns for 431 yards.

College Description

Played 24 games in two seasons (2008-09) at Kansas State after transferring from Bakersfield College (2006-07)…had 123 receptions for 1,754 yards and 10 touchdowns…added 57 kickoff returns for 1,625 yards and five touchdowns, 22 punt returns for 213 yards and 18 carries for 236 rushing yards and a touchdown as a Wildcat…caught 56 passes for 705 yards and a touchdown and returned 39 kickoffs for 1,127 yards and four touchdowns as a senior…became the second-straight Wildcat to earn offensive newcomer of the year accolades in 2008…was the sixth player in K-State history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a single-season…ranks fifth all-time in K-State history for all-purpose yards in a single-season with 1,731 yards in 2008…named first-team Big-12 and a second-team All-American as a senior…participated in the 2010 NFL Combine where he recorded a 4.37 second 40-yard dash time.

Personal

Born on December 21, 1987 in Garner, North Carolina…attended Garner Magnet High School where he led the Trojans to three consecutive conference championships…was named to the 2006 USA Today All-USA high school track and field team after posting a 10.42 in the 100 metre and a 21.44 in the 200 metre.