Player Profiles

Ishmael                            Banks
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 184
Sport: Football
Position: CB


- Has played in 36 career games and started 16
2013 (r-Jr.)
- Started all 12 games at cornerback
- Third on the team with two interceptions
- Tied a career-high in tackles (4) and pass breakups (1) vs. Iowa State
- Tied a career-high in total tackles at TCU
- Collected his second career interception at TCU
- Recorded first career fumble recovery at Kansas State
- Grabbed first career interception and ran it back 58 yards for a touchdown vs. Oklahoma State
- Tied career highs in solo tackles (4) and total tackles (4) at Oklahoma and vs. Maryland
- Recorded three solo tackles against William & Mary and vs. Maryland
2012 (r-So.)
- Played in 11 games and started his last four games at field cornerback until a knee injury at Iowa State sidelined him for the
  remainder of the season
- Moved from cornerback to safety in the spring and back to cornerback during 2012 season
- Finished with 20 tackles for the season, including 18 solo stops
- Set career high with four solo stops against TCU
- Finished with three solo stops versus Kansas State
- Had two solo tackles versus Baylor
- Registered three total tackles versus Marshall, including two solo stops
2011 (r-Fr.)
- Added depth at left cornerback season and played on passing downs
- Saw action in all 13 games and was used on more than 100 plays on defense
- Recorded two tackles against Clemson
- Had three tackles and a pass defended against LSU
2010 (Fr.)
- Redshirted
- Scout Team Champion: Connecticut, Louisville
Prep School
- Coached by Robert Prunty at Hargrave Military
- Finished with four interceptions
- prep school third-ranked cornerback and Top 25 nationally
High School
- Coached by Stu Brown at Varina High
- Second team All-Central Region
- Had 47.5 tackles, four tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups and two forced fumbles as a senior
- Returned four interceptions for 67 yards and a touchdown
- Birthday is Jan. 17
- Son of Dwight and Carol Banks
- One of three children
- Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

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