Korey Banks


185 lbs


5' 10"


Defensive Back


Mississippi State


Aug 7th, 1979

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Korey continued his outstanding defensive play with 50 tackles (fourth on the team), five tackles for a loss, an interception and a fumble recovery. He led the entire CFL in pass knockdowns with 10 and was named to both the West Division and CFL All-Star squads. Korey also notched a career-long 77-yard interception return for a TD vs Calgary and added two tackles in the Western Final.  


In one of his finest seasons as an eight-year CFL veteran, Korey returned to league all-star status for the fourth time. He was selected as a West Division All-Star for the seventh straight season and extended his current streak to 84 consecutive games played. Korey switched back and forth between a secondary spot and the nickel back position and was one of the most versatile members of the defence. He led the club in fumble recoveries with two, one of which he returned for his seventh career defensive TD (July 22 vs Hamilton), and he finished seventh on the club with 42 tackles.   


Korey played in all 18 games and the West Semi-Final.  He shared the team lead in sacks with 7, while he added to the teams highs in pass knockdowns with 10, forced fumbles with 3, fumble returns with 4 and tackles for loss with 4. Korey ranked fifth on the team for 55 defensive tackles. He earned a team nomination as Oustanding Defensive player and a West Division All-Star Selection.


Korey was selected to the West Division and CFL All-Star teams. He recorded career-highs of 56 tackles and five sacks, along with four interceptions for 47 yards and a fumble recovery.  Korey played all 18 games plus the East Division playoffs where he posted another four tackles and a pair of pass knockdowns and extended his game streak to 48 consecutive games played.


Banks played his final two years (2001-02) at Mississippi State after transferring from Garden City Community College where he also played two seasons (1999-2000).  Banks started 23 games with the Bulldogs, concluding his career with 93 tackles, seven interceptions and two forced fumbles.


Korey and his family make their off-season home in Atlanta where he stays busy working out and managing a number of investment properties. Korey is cousins with former CFL quarterback Brad Banks, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin, former Miami Dolphins running back Autry Denson, and former Iowa wide receiver C.J. Jones.  Banks’ hobbies include reading and fishing and he lists the Bible as his favourite book. Notables CFL All-Star: 2011, 2009, 2006, 2005 West Division All-Star: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 East Division All-Star: 2005