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Banner in 2016
|No. 72 – Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Born:||December 25, 1993|
|Height:||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Weight:||360 lb (163 kg)|
|High school:||Lakes (Lakewood, Washington)|
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 4 / Pick: 137|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2018|
Zachery Samuel Banner (born December 25, 1993) is American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Southern California.
A native of Lakewood, Washington, Banner attended Lakes High School, where he was a two-time All-American. Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in his class, behind only D. J. Humphries. Banner also played basketball for Lakes High School, averaging 18.6 points and 17.3 rebounds, while guiding Lakes high school to the 2011 state 3A championship. Ultimately Banner chose USC over Oklahoma and Washington.
Banner played college football at USC from 2013-2016 under head coaches Steve Sarkisian and Clay Helton. Banner played 39 games and started 37 of those games. Banner played only 2 games during his red-shirted freshman season against Hawaii and Boston College before being ruled out for the season due to an injury to both hips. His main position was at right tackle, but started 2 games at left tackle during his junior year against Utah and Wisconsin. Banner also played basketball for USC in 2013 but did not see any playing time. Banner Majored in Sociology
|Ht||WtArm lengthHand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 8⅜ in||353 lb34⅞ in10¾ in||5.58 s||5.21 s||8.31 s||23½ in||7 ft 8 in||22 reps|
Banner was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Colts previously obtained the pick used to select Banner by trading tight end Dwayne Allen to the New England Patriots. On September 3, 2017, Banner was waived by the Colts.
On September 4, 2017, Banner was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. Banner played in Cleveland's last 8 games, taking a combined 27 snaps on offense and 18 snaps on special teams. He was released on March 15, 2018.
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- "Colts select OT Zach Banner in 4th round". http://www.colts.com/news/article-draft/Colts-Draft-USC-Offensive-Tackle-Zach-Banner-In-Round-Four/77be239b-9fca-4a03-a10d-818e0c36293a. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
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- "Browns claim OL Zach Banner". September 4, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180425010156/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-claim-OL-Zach-Banner/24ce90d9-9c8e-43da-9742-3c3314ec6a3c.
- "Browns release 10 players". March 15, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180316084839/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-release-10-players/7c2c22f0-17fa-4a0d-873e-a35187f70462.
- Alper, Josh (March 16, 2018). "Panthers claim OL Zach Banner off waivers". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/16/panthers-claim-ol-zach-banner-off-waivers/.
- Gantt, Darin (May 31, 2018). "Panthers waive tackle Zach Banner". https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/31/panthers-waive-tackle-zach-banner/.
- "Steelers sign Banner". August 12, 2018. https://www.steelers.com/news/steelers-sign-banner.
- Fetters, Chris (April 19, 2010). "Zach Banner - A Profile in Character". 247 Sports. https://247sports.com/college/football/recruiting/Article/Zach-Banner-A-Profile-in-Character-104704730. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
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