Justin Bannan

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Justin Bannan
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Bannan in the 2012 preseason.
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-04-18) April 18, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 310
Sacks: 6.5
Forced fumbles: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Justin Lewis Bannan[1] (born April 18, 1979) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Bannan has played for the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams, and Detroit Lions.

Early years[edit]

Bannan graduated from Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, California in 1997 and was a letterman in football and basketball.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2¾ in 300 lb 4.86 s 1.70 s 2.91 s 4.24 s 7.31 s 29 in 8 ft 3 in 24 reps
All from NFL Combine.[2]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Bannan was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft and played for them through the 2005 season.

Bannan in 2010.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Bannan joined the Baltimore Ravens before the 2006 season and played for them until 2009. In the 2008 season, he set a personal-best with 30 solo tackles (56 total), one sack and three interceptions.[3]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On March 5, 2010, Bannan signed a five-year contract with the Denver Broncos.[4]

On March 3, 2011, the Broncos released Bannan.[5]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Bannan signed with the St. Louis Rams on July 30, 2011.[6] He was released following the 2011 season on March 12, 2012.

Return to the Denver Broncos[edit]

On April 11, 2012, Bannan signed a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos.[7]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On August 15, 2013, Bannan signed a contract with the Detroit Lions. Bannan was released from the Lions as of September 25, 2013.[8]


Bannan has an interest in stocks and bonds, and appeared on Jim Cramer's Mad Money television show on October 31, 2007.


  1. ^ "Bannan Pro Football Reference Profile". pro-football-reference.com. 
  2. ^ "Justin Bannan, Pro Scout Draft.com". Nfldraftscout.com. 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  3. ^ http://www.denverbroncos.com/page.php?id=498&contentID=10953
  4. ^ "Denver Broncos Sign DL Justin Bannan". milehighreport.com. 
  5. ^ "Bannan, Williams released". denverbroncos.com. 
  6. ^ Klis, Mike. "Justin Bannan agrees to terms with Rams". Denver Post. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Official: Denver Broncos Sign Justin Bannan-Mile High Report Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  8. ^ Meinke, Kyle (August 16, 2013). "Detroit Lions release 2 players, including CB Conroy Black just 3 days after signing him". MLive.com. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 

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