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Johnthan Banks
CB #27
Height:
6-2
Weight:
185
Age:
24
College:
Mississippi State
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
11
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 66 59 7 0.0 0 5 3 33 -- 18 0 0 0
2014 TB 3 3 11 10 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 16 16 55 49 6 0.0 -- 5 3 33 11 18 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 14-20 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 STL L 17-19 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @ATL L 14-56 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games during his rookie season.
  • Ranked tied for fourth among all rookies, and tied for second among rookie cornerbacks in interceptions with three.
  • Started at cornerback in NFL debut at the New York Jets (9/8), registering three tackles.
  • Recorded three tackles vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Registered three tackles at New England (9/22).
  • Notched first NFL interception vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Posted five tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Registered one tackle at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Recorded four tackles vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Notched three tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted five tackles vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Registered a career-high six tackles and a pass defensed vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Clinched win at Detroit (11/24) with an interception at the Tampa Bay 3-yard line with less than one minute remaining in the game. Also recorded three tackles and two passes defensed. Stepped in for an injured Darrelle Revis in the second half and held Lions All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson to three catches for 54 yards and no touchdowns.
  • Recorded three tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Registered one interception and two tackles vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Posted three tackles vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Collected five tackles, including one for loss, at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Recorded five tackles at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • Team captain who started 45-of-51 games at Mississippi State (2009-12), including every game in his final two seasons.
  • Recorded 221 tackles, 26 passes defensed, 11.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, four quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and 16 interceptions for 320 yards and three touchdowns. Also returned 30 punts for 289 yards and one touchdown.
  • 320 interception return yards shattered the previous school record of 241 yards and rank fifth on the Southeastern Conference’s all-time list.
  • Three interceptions returned for touchdowns tied a school record and are tied for the second-most in SEC history.
  • Winner of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back).
  • Earned first-team All-America honors from Walter Camp in 2012.
  • A semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player) and the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy as a senior.
  • Selected to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Paul Hornung Award in 2012.
  • Named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and The NFL Draft Report in 2011.
  • Chosen as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as a junior.
  • One of only two BCS conference players to return a punt and an interception for a touchdown in 2011 (Louisiana State’s Tyrann Mathieu).
  • Selected to the Freshman All-SEC team, as chosen by the league’s coaches.
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week following their game against Florida (10/24/09), where he had interception returns of 20 and 100 yards for touchdowns.
  • Graduated with a degree in general studies.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Served as the Buccaneers’ 2013 spokesperson for Replay Tampa Bay, a sports equipment drive in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Elder Ford of Tampa to support local youth.
  • In October 2013, encouraged PLAY 60 by leading children in games, dancing, hula hoop contests and more for Metropolitan Ministries’ fall festival.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended East Weber High School (Maben, Mississippi).
  • Accounted for 1,740 yards of total offense and 17 touchdowns playing quarterback as a senior. He also played on the defensive side of the ball, recording 35 tackles and seven interceptions.
  • As a junior, rushed for 16 touchdowns at running back and also returned two interceptions for scores.
  • A three-sport star, he helped lead the baseball team to Class 1-A state championships during his freshman and junior seasons, and also played on the basketball team.
  • Has a one-year-old son, Kayde with his wife, Mallory.
  • Grandson of Maggie Banks, his legal guardian.
  • Born Johnthan Shuntay Banks on October 3, 1989, in Maben, Mississippi.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Selected in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started all 16 games during his rookie season.
  • Ranked tied for fourth among all rookies, and tied for second among rookie cornerbacks in interceptions with three.
  • Started at cornerback in NFL debut at the New York Jets (9/8), registering three tackles.
  • Recorded three tackles vs. New Orleans (9/15).
  • Registered three tackles at New England (9/22).
  • Notched first NFL interception vs. Arizona (9/29).
  • Posted five tackles vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Registered one tackle at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Recorded four tackles vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Notched three tackles at Seattle (11/3).
  • Posted five tackles vs. Miami (11/11).
  • Registered a career-high six tackles and a pass defensed vs. Atlanta (11/17).
  • Clinched win at Detroit (11/24) with an interception at the Tampa Bay 3-yard line with less than one minute remaining in the game. Also recorded three tackles and two passes defensed. Stepped in for an injured Darrelle Revis in the second half and held Lions All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson to three catches for 54 yards and no touchdowns.
  • Recorded three tackles at Carolina (12/1).
  • Registered one interception and two tackles vs. Buffalo (12/8).
  • Posted three tackles vs. San Francisco (12/15).
  • Collected five tackles, including one for loss, at St. Louis (12/22).
  • Recorded five tackles at New Orleans (12/29).

 

COLLEGE

  • Team captain who started 45-of-51 games at Mississippi State (2009-12), including every game in his final two seasons.
  • Recorded 221 tackles, 26 passes defensed, 11.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, four quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and 16 interceptions for 320 yards and three touchdowns. Also returned 30 punts for 289 yards and one touchdown.
  • 320 interception return yards shattered the previous school record of 241 yards and rank fifth on the Southeastern Conference’s all-time list.
  • Three interceptions returned for touchdowns tied a school record and are tied for the second-most in SEC history.
  • Winner of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back).
  • Earned first-team All-America honors from Walter Camp in 2012.
  • A semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player) and the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy as a senior.
  • Selected to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Paul Hornung Award in 2012.
  • Named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and The NFL Draft Report in 2011.
  • Chosen as a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as a junior.
  • One of only two BCS conference players to return a punt and an interception for a touchdown in 2011 (Louisiana State’s Tyrann Mathieu).
  • Selected to the Freshman All-SEC team, as chosen by the league’s coaches.
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week following their game against Florida (10/24/09), where he had interception returns of 20 and 100 yards for touchdowns.
  • Graduated with a degree in general studies.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Served as the Buccaneers’ 2013 spokesperson for Replay Tampa Bay, a sports equipment drive in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Elder Ford of Tampa to support local youth.
  • In October 2013, encouraged PLAY 60 by leading children in games, dancing, hula hoop contests and more for Metropolitan Ministries’ fall festival.
  • As part of the 2013 Buccaneers Rookie Club, took part in a variety of community service events, including: visiting patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Tampa; hosting an ice cream social for military veterans at James Haley VA Hospital; participating in a teambuilding scavenger hunt with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa at Busch Gardens; hosting a bowling outing with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; challenging youths from the Central City YMCA in games at a local arcade; visiting local servicemen and servicewomen at MacDill Air Force Base; hosting a “Salute to Service” Barbecue with USAA at U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg; greeting veterans at Bay Pines VA Hospital; visiting young patients over the holidays at All Children’s Hospital; and singing Christmas carols to residents at Westminster Palms Retirement Home.

 

PERSONAL

  • Attended East Weber High School (Maben, Mississippi).
  • Accounted for 1,740 yards of total offense and 17 touchdowns playing quarterback as a senior. He also played on the defensive side of the ball, recording 35 tackles and seven interceptions.
  • As a junior, rushed for 16 touchdowns at running back and also returned two interceptions for scores.
  • A three-sport star, he helped lead the baseball team to Class 1-A state championships during his freshman and junior seasons, and also played on the basketball team.
  • Has a one-year-old son, Kayde with his wife, Mallory.
  • Grandson of Maggie Banks, his legal guardian.
  • Born Johnthan Shuntay Banks on October 3, 1989, in Maben, Mississippi.
 

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