Estes McLeod Banks (born December 18, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is a retired American football running back who played in the American Football League. Banks was an 8th round selection (188th overall pick) out of Colorado by the Oakland Raiders in the 1967 Common Draft. He played for the Raiders in 1967 and the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968.
|Estes McLeod Banks|
|Born:||December 18, 1945|
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1967 / Round: 8 / Pick: 188|
|Career NFL statistics|
The 1967 National Football League draft was conducted March 14–15, 1967, at the Gotham Hotel in New York City. It was the first common draft with the AFL, part of the AFL–NFL merger agreement of June 1966.
This draft was delayed as new guidelines were established; redshirt (or "future") players were no longer eligible. It began on a Tuesday in mid-March; the previous two years the leagues held their separate drafts on the final Saturday of November, immediately following the college football regular season.1968 Cincinnati Bengals season
The 1968 Cincinnati Bengals season was the team's first year in professional football.
Paul Brown, who left the Cleveland Browns following the 1962 season with National Football League (NFL) record of 115–49–6, seven conference titles, and three NFL championships, had the urge to get back into football. His son Mike Brown did a study on pro football expansion and recommended Cincinnati as a potential site. In 1965, Brown met with Ohio Governor James Rhodes and the two agreed the state could accommodate a second pro football team.
1966 – Fearful the Cincinnati Reds baseball team would leave town and feeling pressure from local businessmen pushing for a pro football franchise, Cincinnati's city council approved the construction of Riverfront Stadium.
1967 – Brown's group was awarded an American Football League (AFL) expansion franchise. Brown named the team the Bengals, the name of Cincinnati's pro teams in the old AFL of the late 1930s. The Bengals acquired their first player late in the year when they traded two draft picks to Miami for quarterback John Stofa.
1968 – The Bengals were awarded 40 veteran players in the allocation draft. In the college draft, they selected University of Tennessee center Bob Johnson as their first pick. The Bengals lost their first preseason game 38–14 to the Kansas City Chiefs before 21,682 fans at the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium. The Bengals upset the Denver Broncos 24–10 and the Buffalo Bills 34–23 in their first two regular-season home games. Halfback Paul Robinson led the AFL in rushing with 1,023 yards and was named Rookie of the Year.Colorado Buffaloes football
The Colorado Buffaloes football program represents the University of Colorado Boulder in college football at the NCAA Division I FBS level. The team is currently a member of the Pac-12 Conference, having previously been a charter member of the Big 12 Conference. Before joining the Big 12, they were members of the Big Eight Conference. The CU football team has played at Folsom Field since 1924. The Buffs all-time record is 694–493–36 (.583 winning percentage) prior to the Valero Alamo Bowl at the end of the 2016 season. Colorado won a National Championship in 1990. The football program is 23rd on the all-time win list and 30th in all-time winning percentage.Duane Benson
Dean Duane Benson (August 5, 1945 – January 26, 2019) was an American football linebacker and politician.Estes
Estes is an English-language surname said to derive from Old English and have the meaning "of the East" (literally, "East's"). As a surname, it has been traced to southern Kent, as early as the mid-15th century, Bobo Estes (Ewstas, Esteuzi) b. 1475 Deal, Kent, England- d. 1506 Dover, Kent, England. Notable people with the surname include:
John Estes, Christian, Husband, Father, Louisiana Farmer and Computer Scientist
Billie Sol Estes, Texas businessman and politician
Bob Estes, U.S. professional golf player
Eleanor Estes, U.S. children's author
James A. Estes U.S. ecologist
Jim Estes, U.S. golfer
John Estes, U.S. football player
John Adam Estes, also known as "Sleepy John" Estes, U.S. blues musician
John Curtis Estes, birth name of adult film star John Holmes
Patrick Estes, U.S. football player
Richard Estes, U.S. photorealist painter
Richard Despard Estes, Biologist
Rob Estes, U.S. actor
Ron Estes, U.S. Representative from Kansas
Shawn Estes, Major League Baseball player
Simon Estes, U.S. bass-baritone singer
Vernon Estes, U.S. businessman
Wayne Estes, U.S. basketball player
Will Estes, U.S. actor
William Kaye Estes, U.S. mathematical psychologist
Yusuf Estes, U.S. former Christian minister, now convert to IslamGiven nameEstes is also less frequently found as a given name:
Estes Banks, American football player
Estes Kefauver, U.S. politicianList of Colorado Buffaloes in the NFL Draft
This is a list of Colorado Buffaloes football players in the NFL Draft.Washington Preparatory High School
George Washington Preparatory High School is a public 4-year high school in the Westmont section of unincorporated Los Angeles County, California. Founded in 1926. The school has a Los Angeles address but is not located in the city limits of Los Angeles. The mascot is the General, a reference to the school's namesake George Washington. The school colors are red and blue. The school serves many areas in South Los Angeles and unincorporated areas around South Los Angeles, including Athens, West Athens and Westmont.
In addition it serves the LAUSD section of Hawthorne. It was the location for a 1986 TV movie entitled Hard Lessons depicting Denzel Washington as the new principal, who sets out to rid the school of gang violence and drugs and restore educational values to the school. The current principal is Dechele Byrd. Two famous former principals are George McKenna, whom Denzel Washington portrayed in the movie Hard Lessons; and past LAUSD Board Member Marguerite LaMotte.