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Carl Banks
Jersey #(s)
Born August 29, 1962 (1962-08-29) (age 47)
Flint, Michigan
Career information
Year(s) 19841995
NFL Draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
College Michigan State
Professional teams
Career stats
Sacks 39.5
Interceptions 3
Defensive touchdowns 1
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Carl E. Banks (born August 29, 1962 in Flint, Michigan) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League from 1984 to 1995 for the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. He made the Pro Bowl in 1987, had 39.5 career quarterback sacks, and was a member of the NFL's 1980's All-Decade Team. He played college football at Michigan State University and was the third overall pick in the 1984 NFL Draft. He was a member of the Giants teams that won Super Bowls XXI and XXV. Banks was a standout in their Super Bowl XXI victory in which he recorded 14 total tackles, including ten solo tackles.

After retiring from the NFL, Banks was a part-owner of the Arena Football League's New Jersey Red Dogs, along with ex-Giants Joe Morris and Harry Carson. Currently, Banks can be heard as one of the voices of Sirius NFL Radio and WFAN. Starting in 2007, he became an analyst for the radio broadcast of the New York Giants.

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