Brad Banks

Brad Banks (born April 22, 1980) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Iowa where he was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.

Brad Banks
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Banks at the 2009 Outback Bowl
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Personal information
Born:April 22, 1980 (age 39)
Belle Glade, Florida
Height:5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Glades Central
(Belle Glade, Florida)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Rush Att-Yards:70-257
Rush TD:11
Player stats at

Early years

Banks attended Glades Central High School where he was a First-team All-Conference and All-State selection as a junior and senior. He was also a team captain all three years. He helped Belle Glade Glades Central win the state high school championship as a senior. He was a three-time football letterman and lettered twice in track.

College career

University of Central Florida

Banks originally attended the University of Central Florida but transferred after his red-shirt freshman year.

Hinds Community College

Banks transferred to Hinds Community College where he played Wide receiver as a JUCO freshman. He played quarterback as a sophomore and helped lead the team to an 11-1 record. Hinds was ranked as high as #4 nationally. Hinds won the State Junior College title his sophomore season as he passed for 2,192 yards (third in school history for passing yards in a single season[1]) and rushed for 343 yards while recording 13 rushing touchdowns. He also passed for 16 touchdowns as a sophomore. After two seasons at Hinds, he transferred to the University of Iowa.

Banks was later named to the school's Team of the Decade.[2]

University of Iowa

Banks played in 10 games in 2001 and was 41-of-68 (60.3%) for 582 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. He also carried the ball 41 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Then as a senior in 2002, his first career start came in the season-opener against Akron and he started all 13 games during the season. For the season he completed 170-of-294 (57.8%) for 2,573 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He helped lead the Hawkeyes to an 11-2 record and a tie for the conference championship with Ohio State. Had Iowa not lost to Iowa State they would have been undefeated in regular season and may have been selected to play in the Fiesta Bowl for the BCS championship. The Hawkeyes finished the season #8 in the AP Poll. Also, he was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. He won the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's best Quarterback. He was named AP College Football Player of the Year, Walter Camp Foundation First-team All-America, Second-team All-America by the AP, Second-team All-America by The Sporting News, Second-team All-America by He also earned the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award as the Big Ten Conference's Most Valuable Player. He was named the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year, one of three finalists for Maxwell Award, one of 10 finalists for Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year, First-team All-Conference, a permanent team captain on offense, Co-Offensive MVP, Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" Award winner. He was also selected to play in East/West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl.

College statistics

Season Comp. % Pass
TDs INTs Rush
2000 -- 2,192[1] 16 -- 343 13
2001 60.3% 582 4 2 160 2
2002 57.8% 2,573 26 5 435 5

Professional career

Banks went unselected in the 2003 NFL Draft. He signed with the Washington Redskins after the draft, but was released shortly afterwards. He then signed with the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League in 2004. In 2005 was selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Ottawa's Player dispersal draft. Then on May 16, 2007, he, along with fellow Quarterback Matt Bohnet re-signed with the Blue Bombers.[3] In June 2007, Banks was traded to the Montréal Alouettes in exchange for Quarterback Kliff Kingsbury.

On January 31, 2011, Brad was assigned to the Iowa Barnstormers of Arena Football League.[4] On April 1, 2011, Banks set a Barnstormers single game record in touchdowns with an 11 TD (10 passing, 1 rushing) performance against the San Jose SaberCats at the HP Pavilion.[5] Iowa won 76-69.

CFL stats

Season Atts. Comps. Comp. % Pass
TDs INTs Rating Rush
2004 106 67 63.2% 849 7 2 102.3 138 2
2005 14 5 35.7% 54 1 1 45.0 3 0
2006 52 22 42.3% 219 1 3 37.3 36 0
2007 6 3 50.0% 55 0 2 42.4 5 0
2008 1 1 100.0% 8 0 0 118.8 20 0
2009 40 30 75.0% 129 3 1 118.8 20 0
Total 219 128 58.4% 1,314 12 9 73.7 222 2

Arena stats

Passing Rushing
Year Team Comp ATT % YDS TD INT Rate ATT YDS TD
2011 Iowa Barnstormers 321 515 62.3 3,973 82 24 106.3 70 257 11

Personal life

Banks is a cousin of former Tennessee, College of the Sequoias, Ole Miss and Central Valley Coyotes quarterback Brent Schaeffer.[6] He is also a cousin of wide receiver Anquan Boldin.[7]


  1. ^ a b "-Eagles 2008 Football (page 27)" (PDF). Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "-Eagles 2008 Football" (PDF). Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  3. ^ "Bommbers sign Banks, Bohnet". OurSports Central. May 16, 2007. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "Iowa Barnstormers Historical Transactions". ArenaFan. Retrieved May 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Barnstormers Tame SaberCats 76-69". Iowa Barnstormers. April 1, 2011. Archived from the original on May 15, 2011. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  6. ^ "Brent Schaeffer Deerfield Beach HS Roster". Fox Sports. Retrieved March 2, 2009.
  7. ^ "Blue Bombers Strengthen QB Corps". May 16, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2009.

Further reading

External links

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2002 All-Big Ten Conference football team

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2002 Big Ten Conference football season

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2002 College Football All-America Team

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2002 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 2002 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Hawkeyes played their home games at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa and were led by head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Iowa finished the regular-season with an 11-1 record, and were unbeaten in Big Ten Conference games at 8-0. The one loss came to rival Iowa State. With all the regular season success, which included a Co-Big Ten championship, the Hawkeyes could do little right in the 2003 Orange Bowl and lost 38-17 to the USC Trojans. Despite the loss, the 11 wins established an Iowa record for wins in a single season (matched in 2009, surpassed in 2015).

2002 Michigan Wolverines football team

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2002 NCAA Division I-A football season

The 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season ended with a double overtime national championship game. Ohio State and Miami both came into the Fiesta Bowl undefeated. The underdog Buckeyes defeated the defending-champion Hurricanes 31–24, ending Miami's 34-game winning streak. Jim Tressel won the national championship in only his second year as head coach.

Rose Bowl officials were vocally upset over the loss of the Big Ten champ from the game. Former New England Patriots coach Pete Carroll returned the USC Trojans to a BCS bid in only his second season as head coach. Notre Dame also returned to prominence, as Tyrone Willingham became the first coach in Notre Dame history to win 10 games in his first season.

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2002 USC Trojans football team

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2006 CFL Dispersal Draft

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2008 Montreal Alouettes season

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Belle Glade, Florida

Belle Glade is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 17,467.

Belle Glade (and the surrounding area) is sometimes referred to as "Muck City" due to the large quantity of muck, in which sugarcane grows, found in the area. Despite being located in the South Florida region of the state, Belle Glade is culturally more associated with the Florida Heartland.

For a time during the early to mid 1980s, the city had the highest rate of AIDS infection per capita (37 cases in a population of roughly 19,000) in the United States. According to the FBI, in 2003, the city had the second highest violent crime rate in the country at 298 per 10,000 residents. "In 2010, the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office estimated that half of the young men in Belle Glade between the ages of 18 and 25 had felony convictions. Some families have recently resorted to catching rainwater to survive because their utilities have been cut off for nonpayment."

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Chicago Tribune Silver Football

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Dallas Clark

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Davey O'Brien Award

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Iowa Hawkeyes football statistical leaders

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