Football

Ladarius Banks - 42

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Dallas, Ga.

High School:
East Paulding

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 255

Position:
FB

Experience:
1L

Ladarius  Banks

01/28/2016

58 Commodores named to Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

Men's and women's cross country, football and soccer student-athletes honored

11/18/2015

Sixteen 'Dore seniors to be recognized prior to Texas A&M kickoff

LB Zach Cunningham putting up All-SEC caliber numbers

09/04/2015

Vanderbilt-WKU Postgame Notes

Western Kentucky 14, Vanderbilt 12

08/06/2015

Commodores open fall camp with active, competitive session

Storm threat forces team indoors for first practice

03/18/2014

Commodores get first taste of full contact Tuesday

30-play scrimmage highlight of team's workout

11/21/2015

Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M (John Russell)

Photos from Vanderbilt's game vs. Texas A&M

10/24/2015

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri; 10/24/15 (Howell).

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri homecoming game, 10/24/15. Photos by Joe Howell

08/16/2015

2015 Dore Jam - August 16 (Howell)

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11/25/2013

Vanderbilt at Tennessee 11/23/13 (Justice)

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11/23/2013

Vanderbilt at Tennessee 11/23/13 (Howell)

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2015 
The team-oriented Banks saw action as a blocking fullback for the Commodores... Played in 11 of 12 games, missing only the Texas A&M encounter... Notched his first career rush attempt in victory over Austin Peay... Lost more than 20 pounds during offseason conditioning after moving to fullback from defensive line corps.

2014
Participated on practice squads.

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.

Honors
2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

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"... Majoring in Political Science... 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.



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