|Date of birth:November 12, 1988|
|Place of birth: Sweetwater, Texas|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2012)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2017|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Joe Banyard (born November 12, 1988) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Texas-El Paso. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He had been a member of the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings before returning to the Jaguars in 2015.
Joseph Banyard attended Sweetwater High School in Sweetwater, Texas, where Joe played football and competed in track and powerlifting. In football,Joe earned Honorable Mention 3A All-State honors as a defensive back. As a senior in 2007, Joe switched to running back, totalling over 1,200 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Also a top competitor in track & field, Joseph Banyard was a state qualifier sprinter. In 2005, as a sophomore, Joe went to the Texas State Meet as a member of Sweetwater's relay squads; In the 4 × 100m final,Joe ran the third leg, helping them earn a second-place finish and setting a new school-record time of 41.98 seconds. Joe and his teammates also placed third in both the 4 × 200m and 4 × 400m relays with times of 1:27.40 and 3:19.62, respectively. Joe ran the 200-meter dash in 23.21 seconds in 2006, as a junior. As a senior,Joe placed third in the long jump at the Regional Meet with a leap of 6.64 meters (21'9.5"). At the San Angelo relays, Joe recorded a personal-best time of 50.51 seconds in the 400-meter dash.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
| Joe Banyard|
|Sweetwater, Texas||Sweetwater High School||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)||190 lb (86 kg)|| Jan 21,|
|Overall recruiting rankings:|
| ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash|
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Joseph Banyard started his college career at Texas Christian University (TCU). Prior to his freshman season Joe transferred to University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP).Joe saw his first playing time his junior season. Joe was UTEP's leader in rushing attempts with 109.Joe also had 623 rushing yards and eight touchdowns.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 11 in||213 lb||4.46 s||1.47 s||2.59 s||4.29 s||7.06 s||35 1/2 in||10 ft 0 in||25 reps|
New Orleans SaintsEdit
Joseph Banyard was signed by the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent the rest of the 2012 season on the practice squad. Joe was released by the Vikings on August 31, 2013 (along with 18 others) to get to a 53-man roster, signed to the practice squad the following day, released again on September 4, and then re-signed to the practice squad on September 10, 2013. On December 14, 2013, Joseph Banyard was added to the Vikings active roster. On December 16, 2013, the Vikings waived Joe Banyard, only to re-sign Joey to the practice squad two days later.
On August 30, 2015,Joe was released by the Vikings.
Jacksonville Jaguars (second stint)Edit
Joseph Banyard was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad on October 14, 2015, after running backs Corey Grant and Bernard Pierce were placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. The following week, Joe was re-signed to the active roster. After Toby Gerhart suffered an injury, Joseph Banyard was promoted to third string.
- ↑ "Texas State Meet - DyeStat, the internet home of high school track". http://archive.dyestat.com/3state/r3so/5out/tx-statemeet/results3.htm.
- ↑ http://www.spato.us/results/highschool/sarelays/060331P047.htm
- ↑ http://www.odessa.edu/uil/2007trackandfieldresults.htm
- ↑ http://www.gosanangelo.com/sports/san-angelo-relays-april-1
- ↑ "Rivals.com". https://sports.yahoo.com/ccc/football/recruiting/player-Joseph-Banyard-52048.
- ↑ "Rivals.com". https://sports.yahoo.com/tcu/football/recruiting/player-Joseph-Banyard-52048.
- ↑ "Joe Banyard - 2011 Football Roster - UTEP Athletics". http://www.utepathletics.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/banyard_joe00.html.
- ↑ "Jacksonville Jaguars: Joe Banyard". http://www.jaguars.com/team/roster/joe-banyard/eefc003c-ac3d-4fae-968f-dc1dee665014/.
- ↑ Hasan, Arif (August 31, 2013). "Minnesota Vikings Release Final 53-Man Roster, Final Cuts". DailyNorseman.com (SB Nation). http://www.dailynorseman.com/2013/8/31/4681032/minnesota-vikings-release-final-53-man-roster-final-cuts. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
- ↑ "Harrison Smith (toe) activated by Minnesota Vikings off IR-recall". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000297814/article/minnesota-vikings-activate-harrison-smith-for-eagles-matchup.
- ↑ "Jaguars place Corey Grant and Tony Washington on Injured Reserve". http://m.jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/544821/ryan-ohalloran/2015-10-20/jaguars-place-corey-grant-tony-washington-injured#article=6798C361BCFA8AC000C850CCAEBBD2DC9D4D. Retrieved October 18, 2015.
- ↑ Oehser, John (September 4, 2016). "Jaguars claim LB Brown, S Huff". https://web.archive.org/web/20170824053131/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-claim-LB-Brown-S-Huff/c26e95d6-a225-4788-966c-64ffb4bd517e.
- ↑ "Jaguars Sign RB Joe Banyard, Place LB Sean Porter On Injured Reserve". December 27, 2016. http://nfltraderumors.co/jaguars-sign-rb-joe-banyard-place-lb-sean-porter-injured-reserve/.
- ↑ Brown, Chris (March 17, 2017). "Bills make three free agent additions". https://web.archive.org/web/20171018190638/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-make-three-free-agent-additions/4c67e54f-27db-46af-8eed-2285dfec2e9b.
- ↑ Brown, Chris (October 17, 2017). "Bills sign WR Thompson; RB Joseph Banyard released". https://web.archive.org/web/20180426152702/http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-sign-WR-Thompson-RB-Banyard-released/32b6abcd-9a16-4c87-86fb-d2b060e13a5f.
- ↑ Brown, Chris (October 28, 2017). "Bills re-sign RB Banyard". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-re-sign-RB-Banyard/5f9aa895-d645-49a1-b0ac-d6431ead0731.