At Michigan ... four-year letterman along the defensive line ... started nine games at defensive tackle ... appeared in 43 career contests ... contributed 56 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and two pass breakups.
Fifth-Year Senior (2010) ... earned fourth varsity letter ... played all 13 contests and started nine games at defensive tackle ... posted 38 tackles, seven TFLs, three sacks and two PBUs ... made first collegiate start vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4), recording two solo tackles ... selected as a game captain vs. UConn ... posted two tackles in start against Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... set new single-game career highs with six total tackles and four solo tackles in start vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... tallied three tackles, including two for a loss, and his first career sack vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... recorded four stops, including a career-high 1.5 for loss, and a sack in start at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... registered two tackles and an assisted TFL in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... posted four tackles and one sack for a loss of four yards in start vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... selected as game captain at Penn State (Oct. 30), tallying three tackles and his first career pass breakup in start ... made one solo tackle as a reserve defensive end vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... made one solo tackle as a backup defensive end at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... notched four tackles, including a tackle for a loss of four yards, as a reserve defensive end vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... recorded four tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss, and a pass breakup in start at defensive tackle against Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... collected two tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss, as a backup defensive end vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Senior/Junior (2009) ... earned third varsity letter ... played in 11 games at defensive tackle ... saw action at defensive tackle and on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5) ... played defensive tackle vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... posted a solo tackle vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19), playing both defensive tackle and on special teams ... appeared at defensive tackle and on special teams vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) and in road contests at Michigan State (Oct. 3) and Iowa (Oct. 10) ... appeared at defensive tackle and special teams vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... matched career-best with two stops, including one for a loss of six yards, against the Hornets ... recorded one solo tackle at defensive tackle vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... played defensive tackle and on field goal/PAT block unit at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... did not play vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) due to injury ... played defensive tackle and on field goal/PAT block unit at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... assisted on one stop from defensive tackle spot and played on field goal/PAT block unit vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Junior/Sophomore (2008) ... earned second varsity letter ... played in eight games ... contributed six tackles and assisted on one tackle for loss ... tallied one solo tackle from defensive end position vs. Utah (Aug. 30) ... assisted on one tackle vs. Miami (Sept. 6) ... traveled but did not see game action at Notre Dame (Sept. 13) ... assisted on two tackles vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... played defensive end vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... assisted on first career tackle for loss vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... played defensive end at Penn State (Oct. 18) ... did not see game action vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... traveled but did not see game action at Purdue (Nov. 1) ... recorded one solo stop playing defensive end at Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... did not see game action vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... played defensive end at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Sophomore (2007) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in 11 games ... contributed seven tackles ... made career debut vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 1), playing on special teams ... did not see game action against Oregon (Sept. 8) ... played defensive end vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 15) ... made conference debut as backup defensive end and special teams performer against Penn State (Sept. 22) ... traveled but did not see game action at Northwestern (Sept. 29) ... made two solo tackles vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 6), playing both defensive end and on special teams ... assisted on one stop from backup defensive end position vs. Purdue (Oct. 13) and at Illinois (Oct. 20) ... played as reserve defensive end against Minnesota (Oct. 27) ... assisted on one tackle from backup defensive end spot at Michigan State (Nov. 3) ... played as reserve defensive end at Wisconsin (Nov. 10) ... saw action at defensive end and on special teams vs. Ohio State (Nov. 17), tallying one solo tackle ... made one special teams tackle vs. Florida in the Capital One Bowl (Jan. 1).
Freshman (2006) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended Montbello High School (2006) coached by Oliver Lucas ... Key Statistics ... during senior season recorded 120 tackles, four and a half sacks, and four pass breakups ... had 67 tackles, three sacks, four passes broken up, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one interception as a junior ... Honors and Rankings ... rated as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Colorado by Rivals.com ... selected as the 42nd-best strong side defensive end prospect nationally according to Rivals.com ... rated as a two-star defensive lineman by PrepStar magazine ... ranked as the No. 23 defensive end in the nation by Tom Lemming ... Rivals.com three-star prospect at defensive end ... named the defensive lineman of the year while earning first team all-conference honors during senior campaign ... chosen second team All-State in 2005 ... earned team defensive MVP honors and defensive lineman of the year in the conference as a junior ... Other Sports ... lettered in basketball during first two years of high school ... earned team sophomore of the year in 2003-04 season.
Personal ... Gregory Lawrence Banks was born December 16, 1987 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... general studies major.
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