Brandon Banks


153 lbs


5' 7"


Wide Receiver


Kansas State


Dec 21st, 1987

Career Years:



Hamilton Tiger-Cats



Played and started 14 regular season games...Recorded 94 receptions for 1,423 yards and 11 touchdowns...Added 19 punt returns for 186 yards and one kick-off return for 18 yards...Registered six receptions for 117 yards and one touchdown June 22 at Edmonton...Recorded 11 receptions for 111 yards adding five punt returns for 54 yards June 29 versus Winnipeg...Posted seven receptions for 113 yards July 5 at Saskatchewan...Collected nine receptions for 113 yards July 28 versus Ottawa, moving into third in Tiger-Cats history in combined yards...Posted five receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown, four punt returns for 62 yards and one kickoff return for 18 yards August 3 at Montreal and became the third player in Tiger-Cats history to reach 10,000 combined yards...Registered six receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown August 10 at Winnipeg...Recorded nine receptions for 135 yards and two touchdowns, one carry for six yards, three punt returns for 33 yards and one missed field goal return for 23 yards, moving into second place in Tiger-Cats history in combined yards, passing Tommy Grant (10,213) September 3 versus Toronto...Was named the CFL’s Top Performer of the Week for Week 12...Recorded six receptions for 153 yards and two touchdowns September 8 at Toronto...Was named a CFL Top Performer of the Week for Week 13...Recorded nine receptions for 79 yards and two touchdowns September 29 versus BC...Registered eight receptions for 178 yards and one touchdown, setting a new Tiger-Cats record for most 100+ receiving yards games in a single season with his ninth October 12 at Toronto...Recorded eight receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown, before suffering a season ending injury October 19 at Ottawa...Through Week 19, Banks ranked tied for first in the CFL with teammate Luke Tasker in receiving touchdowns (11) and second in receptions (94) and receiving yards (1,423)...Banks' new club record for the most 100-plus yards receiving games in a single season at 10, eclipsed Tony Champion’s eight, which held up as the franchise’s all-time high since 1989...Banks’ 94 receptions and 1,423 receiving yards in 2018 both rank fifth in a single season in Ticats history...Named an East Division All-Star.


Played in all 18 regular season games, starting 10 times, at wide receiver and kick returner for the Tiger-Cats...Registered 67 receptions for 1,011 yards and eight touchdowns, and added two carries for 14 yards and two touchdowns...Also returned 38 punts for 385 yards and one touchdown, 34 kickoff returns for 624 yards and two missed field goals for 30 yards...Finished the season ranked tied for third in receiving touchdowns (eight)...Named a CFL East Division All-Star November 8...Registered one reception for seven yards and one touchdown and added four punt returns for 61 yards and two kickoff returns for 53 yards August 4 at Edmonton..Recorded six receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown September 4 versus Toronto...Collected six receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown September 22 at BC...Posted three receptions for 100 yards and one touchdown September 30 versus Toronto...Registered six receptions for 104 yards and one touchdown October 6 at Winnipeg...Collected six receptions for 115 yards October 13 versus Calgary...Recorded six receptions for 129 yards and one receiving touchdown and returned four punts for 111 yards and one touchdown October 22 at Montreal en route to being named the CFL’s Top Performer for Week 18...Collected 13 receptions for 193 yards and two touchdowns October 27 at Ottawa en route to being named a CFL Top Performer for Week 19.


Played in 16 regular season games at wide receiver/kick returner for the Tiger-Cats...Missed two games due to suspension...Registered 32 receptions for 376 yards with four touchdowns and five carries for 24 yards...Added 61 punt returns for 588 yards with one touchdown, three missed field goal returns for 249 yards with two touchdowns and 55 kickoff returns for 1,245 yards...Recorded a career-high 126-yard missed field goal return touchdown August 13 at BC, tying him for second all-time in career missed field goal return touchdowns (3)...Became the Tiger-Cats all-time kickoff return yardage leader (3,047) November 5, surpassing Wally Zatylny’s previous record of 3,012 yards...Finished the season ranked second in CFL kickoff return yards (1,245), first in missed field goal return yards (249) and special teams touchdowns (3), and fifth in punt return yards (588)...Named the Tiger-Cats Most Outstanding Special Teams Player, a CFL East Division All-Star and the CFL East Division Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Playoffs: Played in the Eastern Semi-Final November 13 versus Edmonton...Registered six punt returns for 73 yards and two kickoff returns for two yards.


Played 18 games in his third season with the Tiger-Cats…Led the CFL with four punt return touchdowns, one shy of the all-time CFL single-season record…Ranked third in the CFL in all-purpose yards (2,073) and punt return yards (930), and had six total touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving, four punt returns)…Posted 22 receptions for 220 yards and one touchdown, while adding 20 carries for 87 yards and a touchdown… Returned a missed single-point convert attempt 127 yards November 7 at Ottawa for the first missed convert return score in the history of the CFL…Named a CFL All-Star and East Division All-Star as a kick returner for the second consecutive season…Named the CFL’s 2015 John Agro Award as the league’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player after receiving 54 first place votes, becoming only the second Tiger-Cats player to win the award, the other being Chris Williams in 2012. Playoffs: Played in both of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, registering four receptions for 30 yards, 10 punt returns for 113 yards and eight kickoff returns for 171 yards, totaling 314 all-purpose yards.


Played 14 games, starting in six, in his second season with the Tiger-Cats…led the CFL in combined yards (1,968), punt return yards (618) and ranked third in kickoff return yards (701)…was the CFL’s only return man to return both a punt and kickoff for touchdowns in 2014…had 42 receptions for 529 receiving yards and five touchdowns, while adding 15 carries for 97 yards…named a CFL All-Star and East Division All-Star as a kick returner...honoured as a CFL Player of the Week three times. Playoffs: Played in both of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 102nd Grey Cup vs. Calgary…had two receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown, and three carries for 35 rushing yards…added 297 punt return yards and two punt return touchdowns, and 48 kick return yards…set the CFL record for most punt return yards in a playoff game (226), while tying the record for punt return touchdowns in a playoff game (2).


Played in eight regular season games for the Tiger-Cats after signing as a free agent on September 30…recorded nine catches for 95 yards while adding six carries for 60 yards and a touchdown...was tied for second on the team in kickoff returns with 319 yards on 16 returns…made his CFL debut on October 4 at Toronto…scored first CFL touchdown on a 45-yard jet sweep on October 26 vs. Montreal…named CFL Special Teams Player of the Week after returning his first career missed field goal touchdown on a 107-yard return vs. Montreal on October 26. Playoffs:Appeared in all three of the Ticats playoff games, including the 101st Grey Cup vs. Saskatchewan…recorded one reception for 18 yards while adding a total of 362 return yards on 35 returns…had seven kickoff returns for 162 yards in the 101st Grey Cup.


Played 24 games in two seasons (2008-09) at Kansas State after transferring from Bakersfield College (2006-07)…had 123 receptions for 1,754 yards and 10 touchdowns…added 57 kickoff returns for 1,625 yards and five touchdowns, 22 punt returns for 213 yards and 18 carries for 236 rushing yards and a touchdown as a Wildcat…caught 56 passes for 705 yards and a touchdown and returned 39 kickoffs for 1,127 yards and four touchdowns as a senior…became the second-straight Wildcat to earn offensive newcomer of the year accolades in 2008…was the sixth player in K-State history to reach 1,000 receiving yards in a single-season…ranks fifth all-time in K-State history for all-purpose yards in a single-season with 1,731 yards in 2008…named first-team Big-12 and a second-team All-American as a senior…participated in the 2010 NFL Combine where he recorded a 4.37 second 40-yard dash time.