Zach Banner

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Zach Banner
2016-0714-Zach Banner.jpg
No. 72 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-25) December 25, 1993 (age 24)
Puyallup, Washington
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 360 lb (163 kg)
Career information
High school: Lakes (Lakewood, Washington)
College: Southern California
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 137
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played: 8
Games started: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Banner at the 2016 Pac-12 Conference Media Days with then teammate Adoree' Jackson and head coach Clay Helton.

Zachery Samuel Banner (born December 25, 1993) is American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Southern California.

A native of Lakewood, Washington, Banner attended Lakes High School, where he was a two-time All-American. Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in his class, behind only D. J. Humphries.[1]

College career[edit]

Banner played college football at USC from 2013-2016 under head coaches Steve Sarkisian and Clay Helton.

Statistics[edit]

Year Team G GS Defense
Solo Total
2013 USC 2 0 0 0
2014 USC 13 13 1 1
2015 USC 14 14 1 1
2016 USC 10 10 0 0
Career 39 37 2 2

Source:[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 8 38 in
(2.04 m)
353 lb
(160 kg)
34 78 in
(0.89 m)
10 34 in
(0.27 m)
5.58 s 5.21 s 8.31 s 23 12 in
(0.60 m)
7 ft 8 in
(2.34 m)
22 reps
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[3]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Banner was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[4] On September 3, 2017, Banner was waived by the Colts.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On September 4, 2017, Banner was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[6] He was released on March 15, 2018.[7]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On March 16, 2018, Banner was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers.[8] He was waived by the Panthers on May 31, 2018.[9]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Banner was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 12, 2018.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Banner is the son Ron and Vanessa Banner.[11] He is of Chamorro and African-American descent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2890
  2. ^ "Zach Banner". usctrojans.com. USC Trojans. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Zach Banner Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Colts select OT Zach Banner in 4th round". Colts.com. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 3, 2017). "Colts Claim Five Players Off Waivers". Colts.com.
  6. ^ "Browns claim OL Zach Banner". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 4, 2017.
  7. ^ "Browns release 10 players". ClevelandBrowns.com. March 15, 2018.
  8. ^ Alper, Josh (March 16, 2018). "Panthers claim OL Zach Banner off waivers". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (May 31, 2018). "Panthers waive tackle Zach Banner". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  10. ^ "Steelers sign Banner". Steelers.com. August 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Fetters, Chris (19 April 2010). "Zach Banner - A Profile in Character". 247 Sports. Retrieved 2 May 2018.

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