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Brandon
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#16 Wide Receiver
Brandon
Banks
#16 Wide Receiver
Height 5'7
Weight 150 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1987-12-21 (34)
Born Garner, NC
School Kansas State
Status AMER
Receptions 44
Yards 474
Touchdowns 2
Average 10.8

CFL: 9

Argos: 1

Acquired: Signed as a free agent February 13, 2022.

2021: Played 10 games with Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Caught 44 passes for 474 yards and 2 TDs. Had 7 carries for 64 yards. Playoffs: Caught 5 passes for 58 yards and a TD in Eastern Semi-Final win over Montreal. Caught 3 passes for 63 yards in Eastern Final win at Toronto. 108th Grey Cup: Caught 4 passes for 32 yards with a TD, adding 7 yards on 2 carries in 33-25 overtime loss to Winnipeg.

2020: No season.

2019: Played 16 games with Hamilton. Caught a team-record 112 passes for 1,550 yards with 13 TDs. Had eight 100-yard games. Caught 11 passes for 201 yards and 3 TDs at Montreal October 26. Carried the ball 13 times for 56 yards and a TD. Had 2 kickoff return touchdowns. Named Hamilton, East Division and CFL Most Outstanding Player. Named East All-Star, receiver. Named CFL All-Star, receiver. Playoffs: Caught 4 passes for 100 yards and a TD, with 2 carries for 11 yards in Eastern Final win over Edmonton. 107th Grey Cup: Caught 6 passes for 72 yards, with 1 carry for -4 yards in 33-12 loss to Winnipeg.

2018: Played 14 games with Hamilton. Caught 94 passes for 1,423 yards with 11 TDs. Had ten 100-yard games. Had 2 carries for 5 yards. Suffered season-ending broken clavicle at Ottawa October 19. Named East All-Star, receiver. Named CFL All-Star, receiver. Playoffs: Missed Eastern Semi-Final win over B.C. and Eastern Final loss at Ottawa due to injury.

2017: Played 18 games with Hamilton. Caught 67 passes for 1,011 yards with 8 touchdowns. Had five 100-yard games. Caught 10 passes for 193 yards and 2 TDs at Ottawa October 27. Carried the ball twice for 14 yards, both for TDs. Returned 1 punt for a touchdown. Named East All-Star, receiver.

2016: Played 16 games with Hamilton. Caught 32 passes for 376 yards with 4 touchdowns. Had 5 carries for 24 yards. Had a punt return for a TD. Named East All-Star, special teams. Named Hamilton and East Division Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Playoffs: Had no catches and 1 carry for 3 yards in Eastern Semi-Final loss to Edmonton. Returned 2 kickoffs for 2 yards and 6 punts for 73 yards.

2015: Played 18 games with Hamilton. Caught 22 passes for 220 yards with a touchdown. Had 20 carries for 87 yards with a touchdown.  Scored 4 touchdowns on punt returns. Named East All-Star, special teams. Named CFL All-Star, kick returner. Named Hamilton, East Division and CFL Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Playoffs: Caught 3 passes for 21 yards in Eastern Semi-Final win against Toronto. Had 6 punt returns for 87 yards and 4 kickoff returns for 111 yards. Caught 2 passes for 9 yards in Eastern Final loss at Ottawa. Returned 4 punts for 26 yards and 4 kickoffs for 70 yards.

2014: Played 14 games with Hamilton. Caught 42 passes for 529 yards with 5 TDs. Carried the ball 15 times for 97 yards. His first 100-yard receiving games was 111 yards against Edmonton September 20. Caught his first CFL TD pass, a 53-yard shovel pass from Dan Lefevour against Ottawa July 26. Returned a punt for a TD and a kickoff for a TD. Named East All-Star, special teams. Named CFL All-Star, kick returner. Playoffs: Caught 4 passes for 33 yards and had 3 carries for 35 yards in Eastern Final win over Montreal. Had 5 punt returns for 226 yards with touchdowns of 93 and 88 yards. The 2 punt returns for TDs in the same game tied a CFL record. 102nd Grey Cup: Caught 2 passes for 81 yards, including a 45-yard TD catch from Zach Collaros in a 20-16 loss to Calgary. Returned 2 kickoffs for 48 yards and 6 punts for 71 yards.

2013: Washington (NFL) declined to tender qualifying offer March 11…Signed with Hamilton October 13. Played 5 games. Caught 9 passes for 95 yards. Had 6 carries for 60 yards with 1 touchdown, a 45-yard run against Montreal October 26. Made CFL debut October 4 at Toronto. His first CFL catch was a 44-yard pass from Henry Burris October 14 against Toronto. Returned a missed field goal for a 107-yard touchdown against Montreal October 26. Playoffs: Caught 1 pass for 18 yards, with 1 rush for -4 yards in Eastern Semi-Final win against Montreal. Also had 3 punt returns for 26 yards. Had no catches or carries in Eastern Final win at Toronto. Returned 4 kickoffs for 98 yards and 5 punts for 43 yards. 101st Grey Cup:  Had no catches or carries in 45-23 loss to Saskatchewan. Returned 5 punts for 33 yards and 7 kickoffs for 162 yards.

2012: Played 12 games with Washington. Caught 8 passes for 15 yards. Returned 22 kickoffs for 527 yards, and 26 punts for 178 yards.

2011: Played 16 games with Washington. Caught 1 pass for 10 yards. Led NFL with 51 kickoff returns, also led league with 1,174 kickoff-return yards. Returned 36 punts for 328 yards. Threw 1 pass, a 49-yard completion to Santana Moss for a touchdown December 11 against New England.

2010: Signed with Washington (NFL) as an undrafted free agent May 17. Played 13 games. Caught 2 passes for 10 yards. Made NFL debut October 3 against Philadelphia. His first NFL catch was a pass from Donovan McNabb for -5 yards October 3 against Philadelphia. Returned 46 kickoffs for 1,155 yards and 38 punts for 431 yards. Returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown October 31 at Detroit.

College: Attended Kansas State University (2008-09). Played 24 games. Caught 123 passes for 1,754 yards and 10 TDs. Had 18 carries for 236 yards and a TD. Scored 5 TDs on kickoff returns, averaging 28.5 yards per return. Became the first Big-12 player to return 2 kickoffs for TDs in the same game accomplishing that in a game against Tennessee Tech…Attended Bakersfield College (2006-07). Helped lead team to a No. 1 national ranking with a 12-1 record. Set team records as a sophomore with 93 catches for 1,396 yards and 15 TDs and was named as a First Team All-American.

Personal: Attended Garner High School. A 4-year starter. Twice named All-Conference. A part of 3 conference championship teams. Named to school’s Hall of Fame. Named to USA Today All-USA track team after running the 100m in 10.42 seconds and the 200m in 21.44 seconds. Won Nike Outdoor Championship in 100m, his half-sister won the 100m at the same event.

Seasons

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2013
HAM 5 9 16 95 - 0 10.6 44
2014
HAM 14 42 58 529 - 5 12.6 53
2015
HAM 18 22 36 220 - 1 10.0 44
2016
HAM 16 32 47 376 198 4 11.8 58
2017
HAM 18 67 105 1011 359 8 15.1 65
2018
HAM 14 94 129 1423 380 11 15.1 78
2019
HAM 16 112 158 1550 657 13 13.8 60
2021
HAM 10 44 70 474 122 2 10.8 34
Total
111 422 619 5678 1716 44 13.5 78

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2013
HAM 5 6 60 1 10.0 45
2014
HAM 14 15 97 0 6.5 28
2015
HAM 18 20 87 1 4.4 23
2016
HAM 16 5 24 0 4.8 12
2017
HAM 18 2 14 2 7.0 9
2018
HAM 14 2 5 0 2.5 6
2019
HAM 16 13 56 1 4.3 30
2021
HAM 10 7 64 0 9.1 21
Total
111 70 407 5 5.8 45

Punt Returns

YEAR TEAM GP PR YDS AVG LG TD
2013
HAM 5 17 107 6.30 15 0
2014
HAM 14 60 618 10.30 97 1
2015
HAM 18 75 930 12.40 96 4
2016
HAM 16 61 588 9.60 86 1
2017
HAM 18 38 385 10.10 65 1
2018
HAM 14 19 186 9.80 34 0
2019
HAM 16 13 140 10.80 41 0
2021
HAM 10 15 95 6.30 16 0
Total
111 298 3049 10.2 97 7

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2013
HAM 5 14 319 22.80 42 0
2014
HAM 14 30 701 23.40 103 1
2015
HAM 18 45 782 17.40 35 0
2016
HAM 16 55 1245 22.60 54 0
2017
HAM 18 34 624 18.40 55 0
2018
HAM 14 1 18 18.00 18 0
2019
HAM 16 0 0 0.00 0 0
2021
HAM 10 5 84 16.80 22 0
Total
111 184 3773 20.5 103 1

Missed FG Returns

YEAR TEAM GP NO YDS AVG LG TD
2013
HAM 5 1 107 107.00 107 1
2014
HAM 14 2 23 11.50 17 0
2015
HAM 18 2 54 27.00 31 0
2016
HAM 16 3 249 83.00 125 2
2017
HAM 18 2 30 15.00 20 0
2018
HAM 14 1 23 23.00 23 0
2019
HAM 16 5 283 56.60 115 2
2021
HAM 10 1 10 10.00 10 0
Total
111 17 779 45.8 125 5

Game Log

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
08-05
1 WPG 8 11 77 0 9.6 25
08-14
2 SSK 5 9 30 0 6.0 10
08-27
4 MTL 2 4 5 0 2.5 10
09-06
5 TOR 3 6 45 0 15.0 34
10-02
9 MTL 4 5 15 0 3.8 8
10-23
12 OTT 4 5 51 0 12.8 21
10-29
13 EDM 4 6 60 0 15.0 24
11-05
14 BC 6 8 75 1 12.5 32
11-12
15 TOR 5 9 82 0 16.4 24
11-20
16 SSK 3 7 34 1 11.3 19
11-28
17 MTL 5 7 58 1 11.6 22
12-05
18 TOR 3 3 63 0 21.0 47
12-12
19 WPG 4 8 32 1 8.0 13
Total
56 88 627 4 11.2 289

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
08-05
1 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-14
2 SSK 1 12 0 12.0 12
08-27
4 MTL 1 21 0 21.0 21
09-06
5 TOR 5 31 0 6.2 16
10-02
9 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-23
12 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-29
13 EDM 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-05
14 BC 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-12
15 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-20
16 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-28
17 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
12-05
18 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
12-12
19 WPG 2 7 0 3.5 7
Total
9 71 0 10.7 56

Punt Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
08-05
1 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-14
2 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-27
4 MTL 3 17 5.70 8 0
09-06
5 TOR 1 2 2.00 2 0
10-02
9 MTL 1 8 8.00 8 0
10-23
12 OTT 5 28 5.60 8 0
10-29
13 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-05
14 BC 2 21 10.50 16 0
11-12
15 TOR 3 19 6.30 10 0
11-20
16 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-28
17 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
12-05
18 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
12-12
19 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
15 95 0.0 16 38.1

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
08-05
1 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-14
2 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-27
4 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-06
5 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-02
9 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-23
12 OTT 1 16 16.00 16 0
10-29
13 EDM 1 11 11.00 11 0
11-05
14 BC 2 44 22.00 22 0
11-12
15 TOR 1 13 13.00 13 0
11-20
16 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-28
17 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
12-05
18 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
12-12
19 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
5 84 0.0 22 62

Missed FG Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
08-05
1 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-14
2 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-27
4 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-06
5 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-02
9 MTL 1 10 10.00 10 0
10-23
12 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-29
13 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-05
14 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-12
15 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-20
16 SSK 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-28
17 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
12-05
18 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
12-12
19 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
1 10 0.0 10 10