|Full name||Denis Banks|
|Date of birth||16 June 1959|
|Original team(s)||East Reservoir|
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (179 lb)|
|Position(s)||Centre half forward|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1991.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Banks was from East Reservoir and played as a centre-half-forward, but injuries prevented him from developing into a key position player. He made his debut in 1979 and played in the losing Grand Final side for the Magpies. In 1984 he won a spot in the VFL's Team of the Year.
Banks was nearing the end of his career in 1990, but played another season and won a premiership medal in the drought-breaking Grand Final for Collingwood. He retired in 1991, a year after premiership success. Banks was inducted into the Collingwood Hall of Fame in 2007.