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Korey Banks
No. 24     BC Lions
Date of birth: (1979-08-07) August 7, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: Boynton Beach, Florida
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: Import
Position(s): DB
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Undrafted
Organizations
 As player:
2003
2004
2004
20042005
2006–present
Washington Redskins*
Miami Dolphins*
Edmonton Eskimos*
Ottawa Renegades
BC Lions

* Pre-season or practice roster only

Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012
CFL East All-Star: 2005
CFL West All-Star: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Korey Banks (born August 7, 1979 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is a defensive back for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Professional careerEdit

NFLEdit

In 2003, he signed as an undrafted rookie with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was waived after training camp on August 31, 2003. The Dolphins put him on waivers and he was assigned to the practice squad on November 11. On November 24, he was released by the Dolphins. Miami re-signed him on December 31, 2003 and he played in their last two games.

Ottawa RenegadesEdit

He was acquired by the Ottawa Renegades in a late season trade in 2004 after spending time on the Edmonton Eskimos' practice roster. Edmonton traded their first and second picks in the 2005 CFL Draft, along with Banks, to Ottawa in exchange for Clinton Wayne and Patrick Kabongo.[1] In 2004, he had seven tackles in three games for Ottawa.

Korey had an outstanding 2005 season with a league-leading 10 interceptions, two touchdowns, 44 tackles, 12 pass knockdowns, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He was the Renegades' nominee for Most Outstanding Defensive Player and was named a 2005 CFL All-Star.

BC LionsEdit

When the Renegades were suspended after the 2005 season, Banks was drafted in the first round, 6th overall, by the BC Lions in the 2006 Ottawa Renegades Dispersal Draft.[2] Banks recorded a touchdown and 7 interceptions in his first season with the Lions in which he helped them win the 94th Grey Cup. He has since been named a CFL All-Star in 2006, 2009, and 2011 as well as a West Division All-Star from 2006-2011.

Personal lifeEdit

He has two sons, Korey Jr. and Kamden, as well as a daughter, Kennedy.[3] He is cousins with Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin and former Miami Dolphins running back Autry Denson.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Renegades Set for 2005 CFL Canadian College Draft
  2. BC Lions bio
  3. http://www.bclions.com/article/banks-can-see-clearly-now Banks can see clearly now

External linksEdit


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