2013 As redshirt freshman, Banks saw action in 10 games... Contributed at DT and on special teams... Posted one tackle on defense, coming at Texas A&M... Also played in wins over Wake Forest, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida and Austin Peay... First career action came in opener vs. Ole Miss.
2012 Banks did not play as a true freshman interior lineman, but showed plenty of quickness and desire as a defensive tackle candidate. Also improved strength and added bulk through weight room efforts.
High School Two-year captain... Three-year defensive line starter for one of top teams in Atlanta area... As senior tackle, earned MVP honors posting 65 total tackles, 36 solo tackles and four QB sacks for 11-2 Raider squad that advanced to AAAA state quarter-finals... Named to Georgia's Top 75 seniors by Atlanta Journal-Constitution and First Team All-Region as senior... Helped 2011 defense post five shutouts... Participated in Army All-American Combine as junior... Vice president of senior class.
Personal Ladarius Bernard Banks... "LB"... Son of Eddie and Tiffany Banks... Dad is entrepreneur; mom is nursing director... Has two younger siblings: a sister, Ladajah; and brother, Dallas... Enjoys public speaking... Eventually wants to pursue law career.