Johnthan Banks

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Johnthan Banks
No. 27     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-03) October 3, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Maben, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Maben (MS) East Webster
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43
Debuted in 2013 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2014
Tackles 73
Quarterback sacks 0.0
Interceptions 4
Stats at

Johnthan Shuntay Banks (born October 3, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Mississippi State University, and received All-American honors. Banks was selected by the Buccaneers in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Banks was born in Maben, Mississippi. He attended East Webster High School in Cumberland, where he played safety and quarterback for the East Webster Wolverines high school football team.

College career[edit]

Banks enrolled in Mississippi State University, where he played for the Mississippi State Bulldogs football team from 2009 to 2012. He compiled 221 tackles, a school record 16 interceptions, four quarterback sacks and four touchdowns. He was originally a safety, but made the switch to cornerback as a sophomore. Following his senior season in 2012, Banks won the Jim Thorpe Award for the top defensive back in college football. He also received first-team All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, and, and was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Prior to the 2013 NFL Draft, Banks was considered one of the best cornerback prospects but after the disappointing NFL combine, most NFL scouts put him as a late first-round or an early second-round pick.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 186 lb 33 78 in 9 14 in 4.59 s 1.59 s 2.61 s 4.27 s 6.97 s 34.5 in 10 ft 6 in 10 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On April 26, 2013, Banks was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round (43rd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the 6th cornerback taken in the 2013 NFL draft behind Dee Milliner, D. J. Hayden, Desmond Trufant, Xavier Rhodes and fellow college teammate Darius Slay, respectively. On May 23, 2013, Banks signed his four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His contract is worth $4.726 million, including a $1.817 million bonus.

Banks got his first interception against Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals on September 29, 2013.


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