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Banks
#95 Defensive Lineman
Stefen
Banks
#95 Defensive Lineman
Height 6'1
Weight 260 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1997-03-04 (25)
Born Columbus, OH
School Savannah State
Status AMER
Defensive Tackles 1
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 1

CFL: 2nd season
Stamps: 2nd season

 

Games played through 2021

Regular season: 10

Playoffs: 1

Grey Cup: 0

Grey Cup wins: 0

 

Acquired
Signed as a free agent on June 30, 2021.

 

Pro path
Banks originally signed with the Stampeders on Feb. 6, 2020, and he was released on Feb. 8, 2021. He attended mini-camp with the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns in 2019. In 2021, he was a member of the Linemen, who won the championship in The Spring League.

 

2021

(Calgary) Banks played 10 game including six starts and registered 22 defensive tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery. He made his CFL debut in Week 3 and recorded four tackles. Banks was named the CFL’s top performer of the week after picking up three sacks, a fumble recovery and seven tackles in a Week 6 victory at Edmonton. He also played in the West-Semi Final.

 

2020

(Calgary) Banks was under contract with the Stampeders but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.

 

Notable

First game: Aug. 20, 2021, vs Montreal

First tackle: Aug. 20, 2021, vs Montreal

First sack: Sept. 11, 2021, at Edmonton

Honoured: CFL top performer for Week 6 of the 2021 season

 

College
Banks played four seasons (2015-18) at Savannah State and earned all-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honours in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and all-American honours in 2017. In 41 career games for the Tigers, he recorded 226 tackles including 51.5 tackles for loss, 24.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles, six pass breakups and two interceptions.

 

Personal
Banks is an alumnus of Beechcroft High School in Columbus, Ohio. He earned first-team all-state recognition his senior season after accumulating 76 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, nine sacks, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one interception.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2021
CGY 10 21 0 4 0 0 0
2022
CGY 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
Total
13 22 0 5 0 0 1

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-09
1 MTL 0 0 1 0 0 1
06-18
2 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
06-25
3 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total
1 0 1 0 0 1