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D.J. Banks
D.J. Banks

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
West Monroe, La.

High School:
West Monroe

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 182

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
01/09/1991

Experience:
1L

Major:
Business


09/11/2010

Football Versus Ole Miss (9/11/10)

The Green Wave hosted Ole Miss at the Louisiana Superdome on September 11, 2010.

2009: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, including starts at wide receiver against Houston (10/17) and LSU (10/31)...led team in punt returns (6) while finishing second on the team in kickoff returns (18), kickoff return yards (343) and punt return yards (17), fourth in all-purpose yards (441), fifth in receiving yards (69) and tied for seventh in receptions (7)...also ran seven times for 12 yards and completed 1-of-3 passes for 39 yards and an interception...posted a career-best three receptions for 43 yards against Houston in first career start...also had catches against Marshall (10/10), at Southern Miss (10/24), at LSU and at Rice (11/14)...completed lone pass of career in season-opener vs Tulsa (9/24)...returned a career-high four kickoffs twice: vs Tulsa for 62 yards and at UCF (11/21) for a career-best 119 yards...had a career-long 47-yard return against the Knights.

High School: Two-year letterman at St. Fredericks High where he played running back and defensive back for coach Paul Guerrerio before playing his final two prep seasons at West Monroe High where he played quarterback, running back and receiver for coach Don Shows...named three-star recruit and the No. 41 prospect in the state by Rivals.com...named three-star recruit and No. 145 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com...recognized by ESPN.com as the No. 152 athlete in the country...for his career, ran for 3,867 yards and 54 touchdowns, hauled in 89 passes for 1,250 yards and 23 touchdowns and completed 150-of-246 passes for 2,902 yards and 28 scores on offense, while tallying 79 tackles and nine interceptions on defense...named 1A all-state as a sophomore and 5A all-state as a senior while claiming All-Northeast Louisiana and first-team all-district honors each year as a prepster...in 2008, helped lead the Rebels advance to the state title game while throwing for 1,620 yards and 15 touchdowns on 77-of-120 passes and running for 844 yards and 16 touchdowns on 113 carries...named MVP of the state championship game and district MVP...as a junior, caught 31 passes for 421 yards and seven touchdowns, and completed 40-of-59 passes for 632 yards and four touchdowns...as a sophomore at St. Fredericks, posted 1,828 yards and 27 touchdowns on 261 carries, hauled in 22 passes for 337 yards and threw for 411 yards and four scores on 21-of-38 passing, while tallying 38 tackles...as a freshman, ran for 849 yards and seven touchdowns on 149 carries, caught 31 passes for 392 yards, threw for 436 yards and four touchdowns on 12-of-24 passes and logged 41 tackles to go with nine interceptions...also earned four letters in baseball where he was an all-district outfielder from 2005-07...off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society and Broadcasting Club, and was named Mr. West Monroe High School.

Personal: Born Donald Gene Banks, Jr. on Jan. 9, 1991, in Fort Polk, La...son of Don, Sr. and Sharlaski Banks...has two sisters: Le'Chia and Donecia...majoring in business.

Banks' Career Offensive Statistics

Year GP-GS Rush Yds Avg. TD Long Rec Yds Avg. TD Long
2009 12-2 7 12 1.7 0 10 7 69 9.9 0 31

Banks' Career Passing Statistics

Year GP-GS Att Cmp Pct. Yds TD INT Long Effic.
2009 12-2 1 3 .333 39 0 1 39 75.9

Banks' Career Return Statistics

Year GP-GS PR Yds Avg. TD Long KOR Yds Avg. TD Long
2009 12-2 6 17 2.8 0 14 18 343 19.1 0 47